When will vaccination start in Brittany?
The vaccination campaign against covid-19 in Brittany starts on Monday, January 4, announces the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in a press release released on Thursday. The first injection of the vaccine is planned at the nursing home of the Le Jeune hospital center in Saint-Renan (29). This first pilot phase concerns 17 structures in Brittany (12 nursing homes and 5 long-term care units), of public or private status, spread over the four departments of the region. A precise schedule will be unveiled on Monday January 4.
The ARS indicates that from January 11, the campaign will gradually be deployed within the 498 nursing homes and 37 USLDs in Brittany, aimed at patients, residents and professionals working in these structures.
What are the three phases of the vaccination strategy?
The vaccine strategy in Brittany, as in the rest of France, is structured in three phases, the first of which therefore begins Monday, January 4 in an Ehpad in Saint-Renan. The elderly living in nursing homes and long-term care units (USLD) will be vaccinated, then the elderly in independent residences and senior serviced residences, as well as professionals over 50 years of age working in these establishments or presenting of risk.
Phase 2 should begin in February and will concern people over the age of 75, then people over 65 and suffering from pathologies, as well as other health and medico-social professionals over 50 and affected. of pathologies. Phase 3, scheduled for the third quarter of 2021, will concern the other segments of the entire population.
What vaccine is used in Brittany?
The vaccination campaign in Brittany will be carried out with the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty), which requires two injections spaced 21 days apart. The ARS recalls that “these vaccinations are free, will be done with the full consent of the people and are not compulsory”.