January 20, 2022

Covid-19: the effectiveness of the booster dose is confirmed in French hospitals


DECRYPTION – According to data on hospitalizations, tests and vaccinations for the period from October 18 to November 14, the effects of the 3rd dose are final.

In France, the more than 60% increase in Covid-19 cases in one week is starting to be felt in hospitals. To avoid their congestion, and while the data confirms that the immunity conferred by the vaccination weakens over the months, the authorities are banking on the recall campaign, intended for all adults of age since last Saturday. “To slow down this (…) wave and if possible stop it, that is really the objective” of the generalization of “Third dose”, summed up the Ministry of Health on Tuesday. Some 18 million people vaccinated for more than five months can already claim this booster injection. And data from the Directorate of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics (DREES) confirm its effectiveness.

These results, which include data on hospitalizations, tests and vaccinations for the period from October 18 to November 14, show that “The injection of the booster for people over 60 years of age whose status

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