– Monkeypox vaccination

– Monkeypox vaccination

According to the latest figures dated September 6, 2022, France has 3,721 confirmed cases of monkeypox, of which 243 are concentrated in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and 17 in Isere. These figures, it is she who is remembered by the deputy head of the health department of Isere Anne Portier. And that during a presentation of the vaccination line against the disease established by the community.

From left to right, Anne Portier, the department’s vice president for health, Gail Farray, the physician in charge of the department’s Public Health Prevention Service, and Angelique Chabot, the department’s director of solidarity. © Florent Mathieu – Place Gre’net

Since August 18, the department’s health center, located at 23 rue Albert 1er-de-Belgique in Grenoble, hosts the line in question. The only one of its kind in Isere, people are welcome”Most vulnerable to the virus“After an appointment on Doctolib. But contact cases have not been proven. In fact at CHU Grenoble-Alpes the latter is being looked after, with continued attention from the regional health agency.

The section does not work less in coordination, specifically, with CHU Grenoble-Alpes such as ARS. And for good reason: vaccines, which must be kept at -80 ° C, are stored in the university hospital. who delivers twice-weekly doses to the department’s health center.

center capacity? 350 vaccinations per week. The threshold is far from being reached, hence the communications from the administration.

One of two monkeypox vaccination rooms at the department's health centre.  © Florent Mathieu - Place Gre'net

One of two monkeypox vaccination rooms at the department’s health centre. © Florent Mathieu – Place Gre’net

Anne Portier reminds us: If serious cases are rare, the virus is highly contagious “Vaccination can stop this epidemic“Vaccination determines the elected official and is not 100% effective.

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