Too many elderly and sick people escape the vaccination campaign

Difficulties with the dematerialization of procedures, care centers too far away: the French vaccination campaign comes up against the structural limits of the country.

They were a priority from February 2021, but are still not vaccinated while the risk is not ruled out. About 750,000 people over 75 (or 12% of this age group) have not responded to health insurance reminders, which has been inviting them since April by SMS, phone call or mail to go to a vaccination center. Only 85% of octogenarians and over received at least one dose of the vaccine. According to Medicare data, nearly 15% of people at high risk of complications (obese, heart failure, diabetics, people with respiratory diseases, etc.) also remain in the blind spot of the vaccination campaign.

The need to reach this fragile public, apparently insensitive to the establishment of the health pass, is becoming urgent for the government. Their protection against the Delta variant is “A health justice issue”, underlined the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, last week,

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