On the eve of the start of the school year, many high school students have already received their first dose of anti-Covid vaccine in Occitania. This is the case for 66% of young people aged 12 to 17 and 49.1% are fully vaccinated. In Haute-Garonne, this figure is slightly higher because they will be 50.8% Thursday to have their two doses when they return to the benches of colleges and high schools.
[#Covid19] Hospital activity is still strong in #Occitanie. To protect themselves the most fragile are called for a vaccination booster. The youngest are also mobilized: 66% of 12-17 year olds have already been vaccinated before the # back to school.
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A trend that should continue over the next few weeks, as the activity of the sports activities of the youngest requires from September 30 the health pass. While it is not compulsory in schools, it will however differentiate the situation of students when a case of Covid-19 is detected in the classroom. Students who have been vaccinated, or who have already tested positive, will be able to continue going to class. Other unvaccinated contact cases should stay at home for a week.
To encourage those who are not vaccinated to pass the course, the heads of establishments sent this week a proposal to the parents of the pupils of more than 11 years old so that they take part in the campaign of vaccination of the rectorate.
“With the parents’ permission, establishments close to a vaccination center will be able to go there. For those far away, there will be dedicated mobile teams who will travel to middle and high schools in coordination with the prefecture, the regional health agency and the firefighters. We have observed disparities in vaccination and what worries me the most is the priority education sector, ”notes the rector of the Toulouse academy, Mostafa Fourar.
To manage this re-entry again under the sign of the health crisis, 71 mediators will be deployed in the establishments of the academy where 525,421 first and second degree students are expected Thursday and Friday.