The Ministry of Health announced on Friday the possibility of being vaccinated against Covid 19 without an appointment this weekend. An operation also available in the Occitanie region.
Even if “the regional health context has gradually improved in recent days, epidemiological indicators still remain high in Occitania, well beyond the alert thresholds“, explains the ARS (regional health agency) of Occitanie.
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September, it is therefore a general mobilization to encourage latecomers or those reluctant to be vaccinated against Covid 19. And to make things easier, the possibility of coming to the vaccination centers … without an appointment -you. You just need to show up with your vital card to be vaccinated, first or second injection.
Find here the list of all vaccination centers open with or without an appointment.
Vaccination review in Occitania
As of January 4, 2021, 7.9 million doses have been administered in the region. 4.3 million people have already received a first dose, according to the following distribution:
- 88.1% of those over 18
- 86.4% of those over 12
- 75% of the whole population
900,000 people over 12 have not received any dose in Occitania.
Back to school in the sights of the authorities
While the start of the school year has raised the number of contaminations in other countries such as Germany and the United States, it is obviously a source of concern for the health authorities, hence the repeated calls for vaccination. and exceptional operations like the one this weekend.
The schools, in accordance with the directives of the academies, have sent messages to the parents of pupils in order to offer to all those who wish it easy access to vaccination.
Update on the situation in hospitals
The ARS (regional health agency) delivered its last information bulletin on the health situation on Friday evening. As of September 3, 2021, 1,170 people are currently hospitalized in health establishments in the Occitanie region, including 302 in intensive care and critical care services.
The three most affected departments are Hérault (284 hospitalizations), Haute-Garonne (263), Gard (148) and Pyrénées-Orientales (111).
On average every day, 1,608 tests were positive between August 28 and September 2.