By Philippe Roudeillat
Published on 2 Mar 21 @ 18:26
Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Yvelines) is part of the short list of municipalities having on their territory a center of vaccination Covid-19.
Inter-municipal, it is installed in the premises of thePierre-Delanoë space at Fourqueux since Monday, January 18.
Since its opening, it would have made it possible to administer a first injection to 2,668 people.
Of these, 872 could also have benefited from the second injection.
1,000 doses expected this week
The City indicates, that currently, it would receive from theRegional health agency (ARS) about 825 doses of which only 175 would be intended for people who have not yet been vaccinated.
Saint-Germain-en-Laye also announces that it hopes that the number of these doses could, as of this week, pass the 1,000 mark.
“It’s a little more than before, except that out of these 1,000 doses, we will have 650 second injections and 350 first injections. So only 350 people will be able to have their first injection next week. We can see that the system is still not satisfactory. “
An analysis shared by many inhabitants of the living area of Saint-Germain-en-Laye who are always more numerous to turn to the town hall to complain about the impossibility of making an appointment to benefit from the vaccine even though ‘they are part of the age group of people who can benefit from them.
The impatience of those affected by the vaccine
“I am moved by the dozens of letters and emails I receive every week. They are moving. It is difficult, we are helpless because we do not have doses. It is the State and the ARS that provide us. It’s quite frustrating to see all this energy that is put in place with the care staff, nurses, doctors, volunteers, municipal staff who are there to support and not being able to go further, to don’t make it stronger than that. This week allowed doctors and pharmacists to start vaccinations with another vaccine for those under 65. I hope that we will finally be able to accelerate this vaccination campaign. “
At the same time, Saint-Germain-en-Laye still has significant capacity to be tested.
A center PCR has been present since November 24 within the Royal carousel (Place Royale). It is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Of antigenic tests are also available from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the town hall (entrance and exit from the garden side). From this week, saliva tests set up by the National Education could also be carried out in Saint-German establishments.
Little progress in hospital but increase in positive tests
Regarding the overall health situation, the mayor indicated that it was “complex to understand”.
“The situation on our territory is a bit ambivalent and complex to understand. We have a hospital situation which is equivalent to what we have experienced in the past weeks and months. We have 6 people in intensive care, 21 hospitalized. The numbers do not change, they tend to decrease a little bit. And, besides that, we have a little more positivities in the tests. Today, we are between 8 and 10% of people tested who are positive. “