Alexandra Jaegy, edited by Ophélie Artaud
1:38 p.m., July 26, 2022modified to
1:38 p.m., July 26, 2022
A first vaccinodrome opened its doors on Tuesday in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, to fight against the monkey pox epidemic. 1,700 cases are currently recorded in France and Île-de-France is the most affected region, where 300,000 doses of vaccines would be necessary. Europe 1 went to meet the first vaccinated.
The government is accelerating on the new health emergency of the moment: the monkeypox epidemic, which mainly affects men having homosexual relations. There are nearly 1,700 cases in France currently, but there is a vaccine. A first vaccinodrome opened its doors this morning in Paris, in the 13th arrondissement.
Vaccinate 200 to 300 people per day
As with the Covid, vaccinations are done in large rooms and on the morning of the first day, the slots are all full. Jérôme has just been vaccinated. He learned of the opening of the center in the press the day before. “There were no appointments available on the Internet and we said to ourselves ‘we’ll come by this morning and we’ll see if it’s possible or not to be taken care of directly’ and we were taken care of . But apparently there were people who arrived 15 minutes after us and it was no longer possible. They indicated that they were no longer taking people without an appointment, so let’s say we were lucky.”
The goal here is to vaccinate 200 to 300 people a day. A number that remains insufficient to meet the needs, according to the town hall. But the process before having the vaccine is quick, according to Benoît, who leaves the center relieved with a bandage on his arm. “You have a health questionnaire which is not at all indiscreet, which does not ask about sexual practices at all, which just asks if you have an allergic history, if you are undergoing treatment. Then you are seen by a doctor and finally, the nurse performs the vaccination.”
300,000 doses would be needed in Île-de-France, which remains the area most affected by monkeypox. In this center in the 13th arrondissement, all you have to do is make an appointment on Doctolib to be able to get vaccinated. A vaccine recommended for those most exposed to the virus.