Smallpox of monkeys: in Paris, an already saturated vaccination center

Smallpox of monkeys: in Paris, an already saturated vaccination center

MONKEYPOX – “There are no more slots. While Paris City Hall announced on Tuesday, July 26, the expected opening of a specially designed center for people eligible for monkeypox vaccination, the site was quickly saturated. The day after the opening of the “vaccinodrome”, vaccination candidates met the HuffPost they did not hide their concern.

Because it is mainly in Paris that the cases have been identified. On July 26 (latest update from Public Health France), 781 out of 1,837 infected people lived in the Ile-de-France region. It is MSM (men who have sex with men) in 96% of cases, the latter priority for vaccination with trans people, prostitutes and people who work in places of sexual consumption.

Growing concern in circles ” at risk “

In front of the center that borders the Choisy park, there is no queue but an arrival of the lucky ones who have obtained a great appointment. Among these, Tony (the first names were changed at the request of the interlocutors) explains: ” I’m homosexual, I have several partners so I get vaccinated, it’s for group effort. “ Same awareness on the part of Clément: “JI am in a so called risk community, I have some friends who have caught it. Almost everyone frantically updated the dating pages on Doctolib until an appointment became available. It was finally at the Edison Center that they found the precious niche.

I am lucky to be one of those who have had a date but there are many who are waiting », Alexandre is keen to underline, while several people without an appointment come to try their luck, without success.

There are no more appointments available

Just go to the Doctolib platform, which centralizes appointments for vaccination against monkeypox in Edison, to realize this. At the time of publication of these lines, Doctolib reports that there is no longer online availability. Jérôme experienced this: It is armored armored. Nearby, another vaccination castaway expands: ” They have opened the slots until August 7, from 8 there will be new ones.

On the side of the Paris city hall, we deplore the lack of staff to cope with the epidemic. So much so that the state now authorizes retired health students, doctors and nurses to vaccinate, according to a decree published in the Official Journal this Wednesday, July 27.

To wipe out concerns about the number of doses available, Health Minister François Braun points out that the stock is sufficient: ” 42,000 doses have been sold out, 32,000 are already available. At the same time, the minister estimated the number of people at risk at 250,000.

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