Elisabeth Borne receives her 2nd booster dose to spend “a serene summer”

published on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:53 am

Aged 61, the head of government is part of the public concerned by this recall, for the time being open to all people over 60, to pregnant women but also to people under 60 “at risk”. or living in the entourage of fragile people.

Elisabeth Borne sets the example. The Prime Minister received her second booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Friday July 22 in a nursing office in Paris.

“Like 4 million French people, I have just had my second booster dose” of a vaccine which “protects against severe forms and strengthens the immune defenses” against Covid-19, argued the 61-year-old head of government. year.

“With the summer there are a lot of people who go to meet the grandchildren or family. It’s really important to do this second booster dose, it allows you to spend a serene summer”she added.

By her age, Elisabeth Borne is part of the public concerned by this recall, for the time being open to all people over 60, to pregnant women but also to people under 60 “at risk” or living in around vulnerable people.

“The epidemic is falling again in this seventh wave, but (…) we still have an increase in people hospitalized, in intensive care and even deaths. The epidemic is not behind us”underlined the Prime Minister, inviting “all those for whom this second dose is recommended to be vaccinated”.

Ms. Borne was vaccinated in a nursing office near Matignon, explaining that it was “easy” to do so and that health personnel could also go “at home to the elderly”, like the nurse who gave her administered the booster dose.

The number of Covid-19 contaminations stands at around 78,000 cases per day, on average over 7 days, far from the 130,000 cases at the peak of contaminationsbut hospitalizations are not yet falling, to a ceiling of 1,400 cases per day, on average over 7 days, according to data from Public Health France.

In total, some 17 million French people are at this stage concerned by this second booster dose, and around 4 million people have so far taken it.

This additional booster dose is possible from three months after the 1st booster for the most fragile (over 80 years old, nursing home residents, severely immunocompromised). For others, it can be administered six months after the first booster.

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