Anti-Covid vaccine: why the third dose for those over 80 is not unanimous

DECRYPTION – Emmanuel Macron has confirmed that a recall campaign will be launched in early September. A measure whose health benefit is far from being proven.

France should set up a vaccine booster campaign for those over 80 and particularly vulnerable people at the start of the school year, Emmanuel Macron confirmed this morning, during an unexpected press conference by videoconference from Fort de Brégançon. The President had already mentioned this possibility twice since the beginning of the summer.

Olivier Guérin, geriatrician at the University Hospital of Nice and member of the Scientific Council had written the report submitted to the President in early July on this third dose. “ It is important to use the term booster because the classic vaccination schedule always includes two doses, he explains. Some people with specific pathologies or treatments have already received a third. What is at stake today is a reminder for the over 80s who are also those to have been vaccinated the first, from the month of January.“.

While Germany is also considering back-to-school reminders for the elderly and

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