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Third recommended dose, 4 positive cases of the unknown variant

Third recommended dose, 4 positive cases of the unknown variant

Even if the situation has clearly calmed down, to avoid a new wave, the health authorities are urging them to take the third dose. Especially since last week, 12 imported positive cases were detected. Among them 4 whose origin is still unknown.

The fear of a new epidemic due to the Delta variant but above all to the Omicron variant is now prompting the authorities to encourage the population to take back. or the third dose.

“Although the situation is calm and stable”, identifies Dr. Pierre-Henri Mallet, an epidemiologist at the Ministry of Health. Which indicates, however, that “12 cases were imported last week” They were revealed thanks to self-examinations conducted upon their arrival at the airport. Including 4 of unknown origin. These positive people were restricted.

Hence the recommendation to make the third dose of the vaccine, first for people over 65 and the most fragile, but also for those whose second dose is already over 6 months old.

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against the Omicron variant, “More contagious but less dangerous and presents less severe clinical forms”Dr. Mallett adds that messenger RNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) are more effective (because they target better) than Astra Zenecca, Janssen or Sputnik.

For him, the best defense is the vaccine, which was recently given to children under the age of 12 Pediatric Doses, or a third of that intended for adults.

“6000 doses expected for the next week” in Polynesia. Here, a few children developed severe forms of the disease. On the other hand, we must ask ourselves the question of vaccinating those who are in contact with vulnerable people and those who suffer from comorbidities.


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A periodic press briefing on the health situation.

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For Daniel Bonya, head of the Covid platform, it is important to reduce the interval between the second dose and the third dose. Because some people who have been immunized or have been immunized with a virus can still contract the virus.

The reminder will extend the validity of their health permit. To prevent it from being deactivated, it must be done between The fifth and seventh month After the second dose.

Daniel Ponia notes that the Presidency Vaccination allows you to leave with your health card with an updated QR code since its creation on the site. No need to wait for days if the order is placed at home online, the Manava platform is currently saturated with orders.

The intensification of vaccination took off with the opening of the Presidential Vaccine Arena on the weekends from Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to Sunday (8 a.m. to 12 a.m.), not forgetting the vaccination wagons at Alpha and Bapara. These centers will be closed on December 24 and 31.