The question “Am I going to get vaccinated or not?” yours. Besides that, practical questions abound around vaccination. Can I travel outside of 10 or 30km to get vaccinated? What vaccine will I be given? Do I have a choice? We answer your questions.
A year after the arrival of Covid-19 in France, and having gone to war against this damn virus, the government’s slogan is clear. It has been repeated many times and can be summed up in three words: “Test, alert, protect”. With the deployment of vaccinodromes this week in Normandy (Le Havre, Rouen and Dieppe) but also everywhere in France, the vaccination campaign is taking a whole new step. The figures speak for themselves: Prime Minister Jean Castex has just announced that France exceeded 10 million first injections vaccines. The goal is now to reach 20 million first doses in mid-May, then 30 million in mid-June.
With this acceleration of the vaccination campaign in France and in our region, you are asking yourself many questions around the subject of the vaccine. This is what we found thanks to the # OnYouRépond form that the network of regions of France 3 has set up (you can find it at the bottom of the paper).
- What is the travel rule for getting vaccinated?
Lots of questions around travel. “Can I get out of the 10km around my home to get vaccinated?”, “Can I accompany my husband during his vaccination?” Living in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Dominique wonders for example:
Going green during these 4 weeks, can I go home for my 2nd vaccine on April 29?
The answer is yes. On condition that you complete your certificate and check the “Health, consultation and care” box, and provide a document from the vaccination center proving that you have indeed made an appointment.
- Who can get vaccinated?
This is a question that you have asked us a lot. Like Chrys, who lives in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, and asks if “[s]can a 47-year-old husband with COPD and obesity be vaccinated? ” :
According to the vaccination schedule, only people aged 50 and over, with this type of comorbidity, can be vaccinated as a priority in vaccination centers. But doctors assess each patient on a case-by-case basis, so it is advisable to visit your GP.
Frédérique, from Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, also wonders: “I am 59 years old without comorbidities, can I get vaccinated?”
Well no, Frederique, we will have to wait a little longer. The government’s vaccination schedule indicates that people aged 50 to 59, without comorbidities, will be able to be vaccinated only from May 15, 2021
- Can I choose the vaccine that will be given to me?
Marie, who lives in Normandy asks us:
My nurse daughter under 55 who has been vaccinated with AstraZeneca is due to receive her 2nd injection on April 23. What vaccine will she receive?
In France, it is estimated that 600,000 people are in the case of Marie’s daughter: these first-time vaccines are under 55 years old and have received a single injection of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
However, since March 19, only older people have the right to receive this vaccine. Your daughter will therefore have to wait for the recommendations of the Haute Autorité de Santé, which must decide in the coming days. It is not excluded at this stage that the 2 nd injection is carried out with a totally different vaccine, with messenger RNA, of the Pfizer or Moderna type.
“I want to be vaccinated in the buttock, is it possible?”
Finally, Arlio (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) is worried about a detail that can make you smile, but which is important: “Having problems with my arms, I would like to be vaccinated in the buttock. Possible?”
The answer is medical. COVID 19 vaccines are not done in the buttock. As a general rule, the preferred route in adults is intramuscular, so the injection is done in the shoulder and the “deltoid” muscle. The reason is simple: the tissues are abundant there, the presence of immune cells is therefore more important. The presence of fatty tissue in the buttocks could affect the effectiveness of the vaccine