Covid-19: the five major challenges of the vaccine campaign


DECRYPTION – The pace of injections has accelerated in France, but the challenges remain numerous. Overview.

• Is the current rate of vaccination sufficient?

With 3.6 million injections last week, France is vaccinating at a sustained rate (more than 500,000 injections per day on average). For now, 36% of French people have received at least one dose, including 80% of those over 70, and 66% of those over 50. The goal of 30 million first-time vaccines in mid-June “Will be achieved”, according to the Ministry of Health. The acceleration must continue with the opening of vaccination to all adults next Monday, but also the arrival of Moderna’s RNA vaccine among doctors and pharmacists.

In any case, the vaccine effect is there, notes Jean-Daniel Lelièvre, head of the infectious diseases department at Henri-Mondor hospital (Créteil) and vaccine expert at the Haute Autorité de santé: “We are seeing a drop in the incidence in hospitals. Is it directly linked to vaccination? Difficult to say since we did not study in France, but it is the case in other countries. Let us not forget that the objective at first was to decrease

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