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    kick-off of the vaccination campaign ahead of time

    Afsané Sabouhi, edited by Ugo Pascolo
    07:37 am, October 22, 2021

    The flu vaccination campaign begins this Friday. People at risk are invited to come and receive their injection, which can be doubled with a third booster dose against Covid-19. This concerns those over 65, the chronically ill, pregnant women and health professionals.

    It is a chestnut tree of vaccination. Like every year, fall is an opportunity to be protected against the seasonal flu. But this time, the campaign starts earlier, this Friday, and even offers the possibility of killing two birds with one stone: injection against the flu and 3rd dose against Covid-19. The people affected by these two injections are moreover generally the same: the over 65s, the chronically ill, pregnant women and healthcare professionals.

    “No security problem”

    If being injected with a different vaccine in each arm at the same time can be quite impressive, virologist Bruno Lina is reassuring. “Firstly, these two vaccines are well tolerated”, he assures the microphone of Europe 1. “And then there is no competition between these two vaccinations, on the contrary there would perhaps even be a phenomenon training. And on the co-vaccination data available, there is no safety issue. “

    This year, the flu vaccine may appear to be even more important for those at risk: last year, the coronavirus completely took over the flu, reducing herd immunity. Moreover, the Ministry of Health has taken its precautions by ordering 17% of additional doses.

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