January 25, 2022

three million appointments made since Thursday

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14h28 : Hello @ Agnes C. An unvaccinated person who has had Covid-19 will only receive a single dose of vaccine, and this 6 months after infection, explains the Haute Autorité de Santé.

14h22 : My goddaughter, unvaccinated, under 65, had Covid 19 last week. When should she be vaccinated, and how many doses? Thank you for your reply.

13h53 : “Roughly speaking, it is a variant which has mutated in thirty different positions. The Delta variant had mutated in two positions. Now, it’s not the number of mutations that makes a variant so serious. It is essential to know if this variant has a relation with a lower vaccine efficacy. “

Should we be concerned about the Omicron variant? For the former head of the infectious diseases department at Grenoble University Hospital, guest of the 23 Hours JT yesterday, “We must be vigilant, but to be worried, it is still a little early. The virus is being studied, it is under thorough investigation”, he explains.

12h35 : “This latest round of travel bans is tantamount to punishing South Africa for its advanced genomic sequencing and its ability to detect new variants faster. Scientific excellence should be applauded, not punished.”

South Africa regretted the closure of many borders to its fellow citizens and travelers, arguing that the detection of the new Omicron variant, thanks to the excellence of the country’s scientific teams, should not result in such “punishment”.

13h34 : Here is a new update on the news at midday:

• A first suspected case of the new Omicron variant has been detected in Germany in a person recently returned from South Africa, announce the regional authorities of the state of Hesse (west). “The Omicron variant is in all likelihood already present in Germany”, announced on Twitter the regional Minister of Social Affairs, Kai Klose. Follow our live.

• The government is “ready” to talk about the autonomy of Guadeloupe, a department affected by a violent crisis, said yesterday the Minister of Overseas Affairs, Sébastien Lecornu. Follow our live.

• A new conjugal feminicide. A 44-year-old woman was stabbed at the foot of her building in Epinay-sur-Seine (Seine-Saint-Denis) by her companion, announces the Bobigny parquet. The latter had just come out of prison after serving a sentence for violence.

The biathlon season starts this weekend, in Östersund (Sweden), for a first time trial stage with the individual on Saturday, and a sprint tomorrow. An expected and promising 2021-2022 World Cup, with Franco-Norwegian duels in perspective.

13h33 : The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, calls for his over 18 years who have already been fully vaccinated for more than five months, to receive their booster dose. “Three million appointments have been made since Thursday”, tweete-t-il.

11h59 : A first suspected case of the new Omicron variant has been detected in Germany in a person recently returned from South Africa, announce the regional authorities of the state of Hesse (west).

11h58 : Hello, I made my doses in pharmacies without doctolib, nearby, I do not know if your specialists do it?

11h57 : Hello. To bring some balm to the heart, the Pfizer vaccination is now available in pharmacies. I was able to make an appointment easily on the maiia platform. Very reasonable deadlines. Subject of course that the pharmacists of its territory play the game!

11h57 : In the comments, and @Marie advise to try his luck at the pharmacy for his third dose. Do not hesitate to tell us if you have difficulty making an appointment or if, on the contrary, you have been able to reserve a time slot to receive the booster dose.

11h42 : Hello . You are not alone in this case (I raise my hand too). In this article, we wonder if online platforms will succeed in managing appointments. “Over the next ten days, the 1,400 vaccination centers, the 40,000 general practitioners and the 20,000 pharmacists will open up availability”, said yesterday on RMC the Managing Director of Doctolib, Stanislas Niox-Chateau.

11:36 : It’s very nice this story of the 3rd dose… but when I finally manage to connect to Doctolib, the dates displayed are around February 10, whereas I have to have my reminder dose before January 10… how can I do ?

13h24 : Hello @Marie and Laurent CAILLAUD Indeed, as announced by Olivier Véran (and as we reported here) from January 15, the health pass will be invalid “seven months after the last injection” in the absence of a booster dose. Concretely, on January 15, if your last dose is before June 15, your health pass will no longer be valid. My message was indeed imprecise and could be misleading. So I correct it! Thank you for your vigilance.

11h19 : Hello FI, I did not understand the same thing as what is said in the press review: from 01/15, the elimination of the benefit of the health pass, it is only for those whose 2nd injection dates more than 5 months? Please clarify …

11h19 : No. Lack of professionalism in the info: from January 15, to keep the health pass, the French must have made the 3rd reminder before 7 months after their 2nd.

13h12 : From north to south, it is “le rush” in vaccination centers and among health professionals who provide the vaccine. From January 15, all French people over 18 who have been vaccinated for at least seven months must have received a booster dose if they want to continue to be able to benefit from their health pass, which poses a logistical challenge.

13h05 : 100% vaccinated. The entire population of the United Arab Emirates eligible for vaccination against Covid-19 has received “at least one dose of vaccine”, assures the Ministry of Health of this Gulf country. A first in the world. This represents almost 22 million doses administered in total.

09h50 : It is not yet known whether this is the new Omicron variant. Sixty-one passengers from two flights from South Africa tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Amsterdam and quarantined in a hotel, announces the Dutch health authority. 531 passengers tested negative.

12h53 : On May 29, Indochina fans agreed to play guinea pigs by attending a concert at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris-Bercy, standing and masked. The verdict has just fallen in the British medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases : there is no increased risk of infection with Covid-19 during a concert where the spectators respect the barrier gestures. The crowd during the test concert of Indochine and Etienne de Crécy at the AccorHotel Arena in Paris Bercy on May 29, 2021. (STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)(STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

12h49 : In this article published yesterday, we list everything we know about the Omicron variant. It worries the scientific authorities because, according to the first studies carried out on it, it is much more contagious than the Delta variant which is currently rife in Europe.

12h49 : “It was qualified as worrying because it is important to have more information on this variant.”

Should we fear the new variant detected in South Africa? Guest of franceinfo, the director of the epidemic risk management department at the WHO tells us about this new variant of the coronavirus, called “Omicron”.

12h41 : Let’s start this live with a first point on the news:

• The government is “ready” to talk about the autonomy of Guadeloupe, a department affected by a violent crisis, declared the Minister of Overseas Territories, Sébastien Lecornu, in a televised address to Guadeloupe during the night. The latter also promised the creation of “1,000 jobs helped for young people”.

• There is a risk “high to very highAs the Omicron variant spreads in Europe, says the EU health agency. As the variant identified in South Africa spreads, more and more countries are closing their borders to countries in southern Africa. our direct.

• From January 15, all French people over 18 who have been vaccinated for at least seven months must have received a booster dose if they want to continue to be able to benefit from their health pass. But faced with the storming of appointments to receive the injection, will all eligible French people be able to be vaccinated before mid-January?