Although the incidence rate is progressively declining in Île-de-France, the Paris area is still one of the coronavirus epidemic hardest-hit regions in the country. The escalation of the vaccination campaign remains a major issue, as the Indian variant seems to have arrived in Île-de-France.
In a release issued this Tuesday April 27, 2021, the Île-de-France Regional Health Agency announced a major boost in May in the region’s vaccination strategy where about 3 million injections have been completed since the campaign started. For the month to come, the ARS consider there will be twice as many doses of Pfizer/Moderna vaccines for people given priority in the Paris area. The agency has given dates:
"The week of May 3, Île-de-France will be able to give 460,000 injections, which is a 28% increase compared to the week before, including about 300,000 first-time injections, and 160,000 second injections.
The week of May 10, this increase goes on with over 520,000 injections, including 350,000-primo injections, and 170,000 second injections.
The weeks of May 17 and 24, the number of doses available will grow stable circa 520,000 per week, including a very large majority for first injections, given the change of doctrine as of April 14, postponing the second injection from 28 to 42 days after the primary injection.”
And what about after? Slowing down is out of the question. The ARS claims there will be even more injections in June. “From the week of May 31, with a new 35% increase in deliveries compared to the last week of May, about 700,000 doses of vaccines should be available”. Furthermore, they say that to date, 68% of Île-de-France inhabitants aged 75+ have been given at least one injection.