HeathcareInfluenza: Vaccination in sharp decline, risk of "premature and...

Influenza: Vaccination in sharp decline, risk of “premature and particularly intense epidemic”

-

- Advertisement -

Seasonal flu vaccinations are “significantly behind schedule” compared to last year, two major drug unions said on Monday, fearing a “particularly intense” epidemic this winter.

The trend is unfavorable: as of November 18, 32 days after the start of the flu vaccination campaign, just over 7 million doses were distributed, compared to 8.6 million last year at the same time. Or 18.3% less, according to data collected from 14,000 out of 20,000 French pharmacies and published by IQVIA.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

A “very significant delay” for the Uspo Pharmaceuticals Union, which is “alarming about falling vaccination coverage”, according to a press release, this fall is “particularly worrying”. “There was a bit of a disaster this year,” confirms Philippe Besse, president of the FSPF, the first trade union. Moreover, this reduction mainly concerns the “priority” audience (over 65 years old, chronically ill, pregnant women), for whom the injection was reserved until November 15th.

‘Significant communication campaign’ needed

Pointing to the “general vaccination fatigue even among those who need it”, Philippe Besse believes it will be “very difficult” to catch up on this “delay” without a “significant communication campaign”. But time is running out because “influenza indicators have started to light up in Brittany”, which entered the pre-epidemic phase in early November, Health Minister François Braun said on Sunday. on RTL, calling the nascent epidemic “contagious”.

Uspo, for its part, is reporting “higher flu activity” than in other years, suggesting a “premature and particularly intense epidemic” on the French mainland. However, François Braun assured that the health system can “support the emergence of influenza if everyone does their part (and) if the most vulnerable people are vaccinated.”

Source: Le Parisien

- Advertisement -
spot_img
Lyndsey
Lyndsey
I am a highly experienced and well-connected journalist, with a focus on healthcare news. I have worked for several major news outlets, and currently work as an author at 24 news recorder. My work has been featured in many prestigious publications, and I have a wide network of contacts in the healthcare industry. I am highly passionate about my work, and strive to provide accurate and timely information to my readers.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

A few hours before the duel against Mexico: the spectacular flag of the Argentine fans in the streets of Doha

Argentina is obliged to win against Mexico this Saturday to try to qualify for the round of 16 of...

World Cup 2022: the British “celebrate” a draw with the United States with the whole family

It took the end of the game to see the smiles on the English faces. Held by the...

DIRECT. World Cup: Tunisia and Australia meet in search of first success

VitalFrance Tunisia will face Australia in Group D at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah. The start...

Today’s horoscope, Saturday November 26: These are the predictions for your zodiac sign

Horoscope for Saturday, November 26, 2022. Know what the stars have in store for you in love, money and...

World Cup 2022: “I have a chance to return”, Neymar decided to quickly heal his ankle

“Today is one of the toughest moments of my career… especially at the World Championships, again. Neymar summed...

World Cup: “If he marks it with a pacifier gesture…” warning to Enrique Torres, his daughter’s boyfriend.

Decidedly, Luis Enrique does not shy away from any topic during his video sessions on the Twitch platform. ...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you