May 22, 2022

the overseas territories will receive the Novavax vaccine as a priority, without messenger RNA, announces the Elysée

“Novavax can provide answers in departments where vaccination has been able to progress more slowly than elsewhere,” assured the Presidency of the Republic on Thursday.

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A response to the resistance to vaccination that affects certain departments. The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, has announced that the overseas territories will receive the Novavax vaccine as a priority, without messenger RNA, the Elysée Palace reported on Thursday January 27. Emmanuel Macron wished to meet Thursday afternoon by videoconference with elected officials from overseas departments and communities, currently in a state of health emergency, in the presence of the Minister of Overseas, Sébastien Lecornu, and of Health. , Olivier Veran. “The president wanted to assure elected officials that the overseas territories will be prioritized for deliveries of Novavax, which is a vaccine without messenger RNA and which can provide answers in departments where vaccination has been able to progress more slowly than elsewhere”, assured the Elysée.

The “was able to clarify things on the vaccination pass”, added the Elysée. “If Reunion and Mayotte entered the vaccination pass scheme from January 24, like France, in the Antilles and in Guyana, a consultation takes place. This is our pragmatic approach to differentiation of adaptation which is implemented there and the prefects in the coming days, at the end of the consultations which are carried out, will indicate the calendar in which the vaccine pass will be applied in these departments and communities “, according to the Elysee.

While health personnel are already present as reinforcements overseas, Emmanuel Macron has also “guaranteed to the elected officials that the evolution of the situation could lead to new reinforcements”, according to the same source.