Monday, May 16

Paris: a giant vaccination center reopens in front of the town hall

In order to strengthen the campaign around the 3rd dose in particular, a vast vaccination center reopened this Saturday, January 15 on the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville in Paris. Its goal: to vaccinate up to 1,500 people a day.

This center will remain open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with or without an appointment, except for 5-11 year olds, specifies the French Red Cross, which manages the place in partnership with the City of Paris, the Regional Agency of health (ARS) Ile-de-France and the police headquarters.

Three queues allow access to 20 small areas to receive a dose, three of which are intended for the vaccination of 5-11 year olds. In the coming weeks, the capacity will be gradually increased to “reach 2,500 to 3,000 injections per day if necessary”, indicated the town hall of Paris.

meet the increase in demand

This center had notably operated at full capacity during the first vaccination campaign during the first half of 2021. The decision to reopen it follows the demand for vaccination which has exploded in recent weeks. At the same time, the site was opened this Saturday when several tens of thousands of health passes in Île-de-France are likely to be deactivated for lack of having done their anti-Covid vaccine reminder for the last seven months and in some people who have not contracted Covid-19 in the meantime. This deadline was set by the government last November.

Several dozen people were among the first visitors to this giant center, explaining to the press who came to the site that their health passes expired this Saturday.

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