Occupational physicians performed nearly 26,400 injections against Covid: 25,300 first doses and 1,100 second doses. This is confirmed by data from the State Secretariat for Occupational Health, published on April 14.

This figure only concerns employees aged over 50 with comorbidity, excluding health professions. Health professionals and the medico-social sector, for their part, were the first to receive vaccines, from the end of 2020.

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The vaccination schedule

On February 25, vaccination in the city is opened with AstraZeneca. But it is also the date of the opening of vaccination in companies for all sectors of economic activity.

First, only people over 50 with co-morbidities. Then, following the restrictions of the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) concerning the AstraZeneca vaccine, access was restricted to those over 55 with comorbidities. But they represent a small part of the working population.

The new stages of the deployment of the vaccination campaign must gradually open up to younger age groups. The injections “will be carried out with the vaccines recommended by the HAS,” the Secretary of State responsible for occupational health told AFP, without advancing on the type of vaccine.

25.5 million employees potentially affected

“Some employees aged 50 to 55 who have already received a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine will be offered a second dose of Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna messenger RNA vaccine, according to the recommendations of the French National Authority for Health (HAS) to date. April 9, “according to the same source.

More than 19.7 million people are employed in the private sector and 5.8 million work in the public sector, or 25.5 million people who will potentially be affected by vaccination when it is open to all age groups. A total of 1,442 occupational physicians are currently engaged in the covid vaccination campaign, according to the Ministry of Labor.

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