Nancy, the first city in France to vaccinate people over 75 years old outside nursing homes

The city of Nancy began on Tuesday morning to vaccinate people over 75 years of age outside nursing homes against Covid-19, almost a week before the start of the national campaign, according to the town hall, which however encourages those interested in wait until Wednesday.

Some people have managed to make an appointment on the Doctolib site to be vaccinated on Tuesday, despite a warning message that urged them to wait for Wednesday. Normally, vaccination remains for the time being reserved for nursing staff over 50 and nursing home residents.

“We are not calling people to come and get vaccinated today. If people over 75 show up, of course, we will not send them home, but they take the place of caregivers. civic-mindedness “, specified the town hall.

The latter stressed that it officially opens its vaccination centers for the elderly (excluding nursing homes) from Wednesday, even if the reservation slots for the first days are already very busy.

Faced with a much higher incidence rate than in the rest of France, the city announced on Saturday that it decided “to start this Wednesday, January 13 vaccination for people over 75 years old, living at home “, she explained in a joint statement with the metropolis, the prefecture of Meurthe-et-Moselle, the regional health agency, the CHRU of Nancy and the professional community of health territory of Greater Nancy (CPTS).

The 19,000 people over 75 years of age in Greater Nancy, residing at home, can register either by phone or on the Doctolib site to be vaccinated by liberal caregivers in nine vaccination sites in the metropolis, had indicated the city.

Prime Minister Jean Castex told him on Thursday, among various measures intended to speed up vaccination in France criticized for a slow start, that vaccination would be open to all people over 75 from January 18.

Favorable to a reconfinement, the mayor of Nancy, Mathieu Klein (PS), had alerted at the end of December on the epidemic situation in his city.

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