Thursday , June 24 2021

EXPRESSION Are you vaccinated against influenza?

Extreme fatigue, body aches, fever, headache … These symptoms, many people complain. Normally, the influenza epidemic has landed across the country for a week. Especially in Occitan, where the peak has been observed in recent days.

This situation creates difficulties in French hospitals. In Nimes, the emergency cases of the Carémeau hospital are experiencing record wealth due to the flu epidemic. The phenomenon needs to be increased by a probable transition to level 3 hospitalization, under tension this weekend. Dr. Romen Genre-Grandier, Emergency Manager at Carremo, gave us an interview this Friday.

The region is currently most affected in France, according to the Sentinel newsletter published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The highest frequencies were observed in Occitania (297 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), Corsica (273), Il- de-France (269) and Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (269).

As for the cases reported last week, the average age is 24 (4 months to 96 years) and men – 49%.

While an influenza epidemic is created, is there any point in vaccination? The answer seems affirmative. But the question of the availability of vaccine doses in pharmacies has been raised.

It is reminded that pharmacists in four regions (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France, New Aquitaine and Occitan) can vaccinate adults at risk (with chronic illness, regardless of age or over 65).

Objectif Gard asked the question directly to its readers (on our Facebook page):

Are you vaccinated against influenza?

After summing up almost 1000 votes, the trend is clear: only 15% of Gardois were vaccinated. Almost all (85%) did not expect the risk for various reasons and did not target the flu.

Florilège commented by our readers:

Christine : "It is not strict for nothing"

clear : "Every year for 8 years (birth of my son) we do it in homeopathy and never caught it !!"

They take it : "This is a worthless 3 day flu last year and 3 days this year and all with a drop of essential oil naturally. Of course, the emergency situations are saturated"

Acciaccatore : "There is no vaccine and almost never sick"

Fabian : "I thought I was vaccinated against the opponents … and patf … Macron was president …"

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