Vaccines: should the regions most affected by Covid-19 receive more doses?
THE CHEKING PROCESS – While vaccines are now distributed in proportion to the population, Xavier Bertrand would like the epidemic situation to be taken into account depending on the region. In terms of health, does that make sense?
THE QUESTION. Solutions “territorialized“, Prime Minister Jean Castex repeated it during his press conference this Thursday evening. But not for vaccines. In this area, since the start of the vaccination campaign, equality has prevailed above all, with rare exceptions. While the doses purchased by the European Union are distributed to the various Member States in proportion to their population, the same applies to the distribution of these by the State to the various departments. However, against the backdrop of a surge in Covid-19 variants, the new epidemic wave affecting France is characterized by large disparities according to the territories.
This mode of distribution on the sole criterion of the population, the president of the Hauts-de-France region, one of the most affected by the Covid-19, regrets it half-heartedly. “We are a region which is on the front line in the face of Covid, where there are more victims, therefore more risk of contamination. We absolutely must have
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