Faced with an increase in contamination worldwide (around 500,000 new cases per day, source: American University Johns-Hopkins / Le Monde) the question of a third dose of vaccine against the covid arises.
In Israel, it is done. To cope with the new epidemic wave, the Jewish state is launching a “complementary vaccination campaign“from August 1, for people over 60 who were vaccinated more than five months ago.
“I call on all elderly people who have already been vaccinated to receive this additional dose. Protect yourselfThe Prime Minister said. To mark the launch of this campaign, Israeli President Isaac Herzog received a third dose of the vaccine.
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In France, not yet “emergency”
On the French side, the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) has already spoken on the issue. In one notice published on July 16, she believes that this recall has to date “no place“to be offered to”the entire population, apart from the most vulnerable and the oldest“, for lack of “available data“. For the time being, the HAS believes that the priority is the first doses.
In the United States, third doses without authorization
Across the Atlantic, some Americans have decided not to wait for the advice of professionals to be injected a third dose. This is what the New York Times reports in a paper to find here.
Injections, anecdotal certainly, which nevertheless reveal a concern about the Delta variant, which is more contagious. “I think you can never get enough”, Ida Thompson explains to the New York Times.