Covid-19: vaccination from Monday for certain chronic diseases “under discussion”

The possibility for some chronically ill patients exposed to a severe form of Covid-19 to be vaccinated on Monday, at the same time as the opening of the campaign to over 75s, is “under discussion”, the ministry said on Wednesday. health.

The president of the orientation council of the vaccine strategy, the immunologist Alain Fischer, pleaded Tuesday at the National Assembly so that the vaccination is also open to “people with pathologies, for which the medical profession considers that there is has + ultra high priority + “, such as” cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, patients with chronic renal failure, transplant recipients, and a whole series “of” rare diseases which expose (patients) to ultra severe forms of Covid , it is also for example the Trisomy21 “.

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According to him, “that represents a few hundred thousand people from whom we think they should be able to benefit (from the vaccination) from next Monday”.

“Things should be made public tomorrow,” during the government conference scheduled for 6 pm around Prime Minister Jean Castex, he added.

Asked about this list of pathologies and the timetable mentioned, the Ministry of Health assured AFP that the issue was “still under discussion”.

The Minister of Health Olivier Véran had raised this possibility Tuesday at the National Assembly, without mentioning a timetable.

“We are going to open vaccination to French people who are under the age of 75 and who suffer from diseases exposing them to particular risks of serious forms. Professor Fischer will try to finalize the list of these diseases (…) with scientific health indicators, it is not the minister that I am who decides “, he declared.

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