DIRECT. Covid-19: the time between two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine will be extended to 42 days, announces Olivier Véran

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Goal : “vaccinate faster without seeing any reduction in protection”. In addition to the opening of the vaccination against Covid-19 to all people over the age of 55 from Monday, Olivier Véran announces Sunday April 11 in an interview with Sunday newspaper “the spacing of the two doses of messenger RNA vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna”. In practice, from Wednesday, people who will receive their first dose of one of these two vaccines will be offered a booster at 42 days, instead of the current 28. Follow the latest information live with the editorial staff of franceinfo.

Vaccination open tomorrow to over 55s. In an interview with JDD, the Minister of Health announced that “all French people over 55, without conditions, will be able to receive” from Monday injections of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, the first delivery of which should arrive tomorrow.

The death toll continues to mount. On Saturday, more than 5,769 patients with the virus were treated in the intensive care units, out of a current capacity increased to 8,000 beds for all pathologies combined. The death toll continues to grow, to more than 98,000 dead this weekend. A figure that brings France closer to the 100,000 dead mark, already exceeded in Italy or the United Kingdom.

HAS recommends that those under 55 who have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca receive a second different dose. On Friday, the High Authority for Health (HAS) recommended a second dose of a different vaccine (Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna) for those under 55 who had received a first dose of AstraZeneca before it was suspended in March for these age categories because of cases of atypical thrombosis.

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