Vaccinodrome: at the National Velodrome, the race against Covid-19 on the starting line

REPORTAGE – The government wants to deploy vaccinodromes throughout the country to prepare for mass vaccination. At the Vélodrome national de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a giant vaccination center has been in place since early January.

At the national velodrome of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, it is a question of speed and bites, especially when it comes to boosting the vaccine campaign against covid. Reception of patients, meeting with a doctor, injection, rest and signing, thank you, see you in a month for the second dose. “It’s already over ?” is surprised Madame Oudelet, 54 years old and comobordities, by raising her blouse on her freshly stitched left shoulder. She joined the “rest room”, where the peloton of the vaccinated patient during the regulatory quarter of an hour of surveillance while observing, a little stunned, the ballet of nurses mingling with the round of the French cycling team which s ‘drives around the vaccination center. The Tokyo Olympics are approaching, and for vaccinators, the race is against the clock. In this huge Olympic complex converted into a vaccine park, everything is rationalized and calculated to the nearest millimeter. Goal of the day: 1000 injected doses, before going up to

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