Reminder and 3rd dose: Doctolib beats a new appointment record

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Booster and 3rd dose: Doctolib breaks a new appointment record (illustrative photo taken in Paris on October 25, where a 71-year-old man is injected with his booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. AP Photo / Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

CORONAVIRUS – Better get ahead. This is obviously what the almost 100,000 French thought who made an appointment on Monday, November 8 on Doctolib for their vaccination booster against Covid-19. A record figure, 24 hours before Emmanuel Macron’s speech this Tuesday at 8 p.m. on possible changes in his health strategy.

Monday, November 8, “98,000 French people made their vaccination booster appointment on Doctolib” announces the platform to franceinfo. A figure never reached since the launch of the campaign for the 3rd dose, even if Doctolib had already recorded a notable influx at the announcement of the presidential address on Friday.

The Head of State must make, among other things, “an update on the health situation”, after a final Health Defense Council during the day. As the epidemic resumes, the third dose and its possible integration into the health pass will most certainly be on the program, and this, while some of the French people concerned – only the oldest and most vulnerable – have been up to now shown quite reluctant. According to The world, only 19% of people under 65 and suffering from comorbidities made an appointment for the recall.

43% of those eligible received their 3rd dose

“For the moment, we are clearly below the final objective” recognizes Alain Fischer, president of the Orientation Council of the vaccine strategy, in the columns of the daily newspaper. The goal? “Aim for a vaccination booster coverage of around 90%”. For now, the figures are around 43% of the eligible population.

But the stagnation might not last: “Since the beginning of October, we have observed a regular increase in the number of appointments made for a booster dose, with a 60% increase in one month in the number of appointments made per week for the third dose ”, argues Doctolib.

It remains to be seen whether the presidential announcements will confirm the trend, as Emmanuel Macron hopes. The tactic had already proved its worth when the announcement of the implementation of the health pass in the summer of 2021.

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