The government has allowed access to monkeypox vaccination to several categories of people. List of establishments, slots… Instructions for booking an appointment.
To deal with the spread of cases of monkeypox, “more than a hundred” places offer vaccination against this virus in France, according to figures given by the Minister of Health François Braun on BFMTV on Monday.
In addition to adults who have had risky contact with a patient, the government now authorizes preventive vaccination for “men who have sex with men, “trans people reporting multiple sexual partners”, “people in of prostitution” and “professionals in places of sexual consumption”.
• Find a vaccination site
To find a vaccination site, simply go to the websites of the Regional Health Agencies or to the Monkey Pox info service website, the page dedicated to the toll-free number set up by the government.
In the “vaccination” section of this last page, a link redirects to a table, regularly updated, which lists all the hospitals, health centers, and CeGIDD (Free Center for Information, Screening and Diagnosis) of sexually transmitted infections, which practice this vaccination in each department.
• Call or make an appointment online
Most offer to make an appointment by telephone, at the number indicated in this same table, but some also allow the reservation of a time slot online. This is the case for several centers in Paris, Nice, Montpellier and Nantes, via the Doctolib site.
In the latter case, it is enough to indicate the reason for the appointment, most of the time it is possible to choose “first injection” or “second injection” of the monkeypox vaccine, then to choose a slot among those still available.
• “Additional arms” soon to be mobilized
In order to accelerate vaccination against this virus, a first fully dedicated center opened on Tuesday in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, as announced by François Braun on Monday on BFMTV. The objective of this center is, initially, to vaccinate between 200 and 300 people per day.
But the slots available for this new vaccination center, open for booking since last week, have already been filled on Doctolibas is the case for other vaccination points.
Many associations then criticized the difficulties encountered in obtaining a vaccine, castigating “the government’s lack of preparation and transparency” and calling for a “punch vaccination campaign” on the part of the government.
The Minister of Health assured that he wanted to “mobilize additional arms” to ensure vaccination. The ministry notably specified that “health students” will be able to take care of it. A decree will appear on Tuesday in the Official Journal to detail the terms of the project.
In total, more than 1,700 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in France, almost half of them in Île-de-France.