Covid-19: vaccinating adolescents to avoid class closures

DECRYPTION – Students may be accompanied in centers or vaccinated on site.

One week before the start of the school year, the Ministry of National Education is betting on vaccination in middle and high schools to prevent uncontrolled circulation of the Delta variant in the classes. Volunteer students aged 12 to 17 can be vaccinated on site by mobile teams, or accompanied to the nearest vaccination center. The measure had been recommended in June by the Vaccine Strategy Orientation Council to avoid the concentration of contamination in schools in the event of the epidemic resuming. According to its manager, Alain Fischer, “The vaccination of at least 80% of adolescents will allow them to continue their education without closing a class, a measure which was particularly harmful last year”.

The results of the summer campaign are already “very good”, according to the scientist. By August 23, 58% of young people aged 12 to 17 had received at least one injection of RNA vaccine. Rhythm

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