Although New Caledonia aims to reopen its borders by the end of this year, the vaccine campaign is struggling. With some categories being more repetitive than others.
A race against time. Theory Santa as President of the Government at his last press conference On July 7, the Caledonians were asked to be vaccinated Against Kovid-19 “So thanks to the collective immunity to fully reopen the borders, we can consider the end of the year.”.
The problem is that, according to figures provided by the Caledonian government, Kylo is far from mass immunization, with an estimated 180,000 vaccinated. NC la 1ère takes vaccine coverage in New Caledonia.
Only about a quarter of the population is vaccinated
As of July 6, only 61,000 people had received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and more than 55,000 had received the two doses needed to gain immunity. According to Theory Santa, it will be possible to vaccinate 120,000 people by the end of the year. In fact, the state sends 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine each week, and Caledonian health officials currently stockpile 60,000 doses, the government said.
According to models conducted by a team of government experts, the vaccination coverage rate should allow 90% of the population eligible for vaccination to achieve mass immunity and prevent the spread of the disease in the community. Population.
Inequalities by age
Although some may benefit, there is a delay in vaccine coverage that is visible to people of all ages Vaccines are ahead of others.
Those over the age of 75 were vaccinated on February 8 before being reduced to 65 on March 17. Then the government accelerated the movement by opening up Vaccination on May 17 over 16 years of age Before allowing over 12 on June 8th.
Vulnerable people are not adequately protected
This is one of the main concerns of the Caledonian health authorities: low vaccine coverage for those who cause harm. True, this population is more likely to develop a severe form of the disease when the virus is introduced in Kylo.
True, these people are victims of certain pathologies such as diabetes, cancer, heart history and so on. Vaccinations should be given to avoid hospitalization in case of contamination.
Excellent general practitioners
Although the government admits that there is no data on vaccine coverage according to professional sources (no such request was made at the time of vaccination), it does have these statistics for physicians.
For other professions, the government is highlighting only three categories that have received at least one dose: more than 4,420 front-line staff, more than 11,280 essential staff from the private and public sectors, and 672 individuals and professionals must be made between and behind New Caledonia for compelling reasons And outside.
Time-tracking vaccine campaign
Very low pace. The Caledonian vaccine campaign began on a strictly good basis, especially during the second detention, but has since slowed drastically.
Protected by “Free-Kovid” strategy, Effective but increasingly challenging, Caledonians do not bother to vaccinate. To gain new um, the government has accelerated initiatives in recent weeks By increasing the number of vaccinodromes or by starting a competition. The latest initiative so far, is the establishment of a vaccibus. “This vehicle, owned by the Youth Sports Department, will enable Kovid-19 to reach the most isolated population, giving everyone the opportunity to be vaccinated,” he said. Directs the government. “Its circuit is being run with representatives from various ritual areas in New Caledonia.”