The director general of France’s public health services says children under the age of 12 are not involved in the coed vaccination campaign because of a lack of adequate scientific data on the subject. However, he said he believed the health protocol would be enough to prevent a fourth wave from returning to school.
Jerome Salomon, head of public health in France, said the focus of the vaccination would now be on children over the age of 12.
“We are not moving forward with vaccinating children under the age of 12 for a number of reasons,” he told BFMTV on Sunday.
“Partly, because we lack enough scientific data, and studies are ongoing. So we need to adapt to the evolution of our scientific knowledge.”
“Today, the priority is children 12 and older.”
Children between the ages of 12 and 17 represent 7% of the French population. Public Health France..
The latest figures show that as of the first week of September, about 49% of the people in this group had been fully vaccinated, while 64% had received a single dose, while 72% of adults had received only one dose.
Salomon said he is cautiously optimistic about evolution. Covid-19 In France.
“We are at a critical juncture, with a new turn in the fourth wave of pollution, a turning point due to the end of summer and a new school year,” he said.
“I’m sure because I think the French people are making a collective effort, they understand the point of vaccination.”
“We have a fourth wave that is evolving positively as we have seen a 20 per cent drop in cases in a week,” he said.
“We have all the ingredients to make the school day a success: adult vaccinations, masks, tests, ventilation and school protocols.”
French Minister of Education Jane Michelle Blanker. Introducing the Health Protocol for the new academic year at the end of August, adding that a health pass, which indicates a person’s vaccination status, would not be mandatory for students.
However, Health Pass will make it mandatory for children over the age of 12 to have access to places such as sports clubs, gyms and public pools until September 30. Tea Pass From July 21, it is already mandatory for adults in all public places (cinemas, gyms, museums, restaurants).
Vaccines for adolescents.
Despite the rollout, European regulators have warned that both products appear to be linked to extremely rare cases of chest pain and heartburn in young adults and are monitoring any side effects.
The question of giving jobs to children has been a major point of contention among health antipass protesters, who have joined the weekly Demonstrations Slogans of “Hand to my children” are being chanted in Paris and elsewhere.
According to the latest figures published by US health officials, the delta type of coyote does not lead to more serious cases of the disease in children and adolescents.
Salomon said orders have been placed and more Pfizer doses are to be delivered to pharmacies and doctors’ surgeries in the coming days.
He also said that a combination of two brands of vaccine could be used.
“We can collect vaccines, it doesn’t matter. Anyone who has a Pfizer can’t get a modern one,” he said.
“The more vaccines we are given, the less trouble we will have. About 57.57 million French people are eligible for vaccinations, and we are approaching 50 million (vaccines). Convincing.”