Covid in Reunion: 4,235 cases, 6 deaths

To avoid a resumption of the epidemic, it is important to respect the gestures of the barrier and vaccination.

barrier gestures

Wash your hands frequently for 30 seconds or use a hydro-alcoholic gel
Air the rooms regularly (if possible at least 10 minutes every hour)

wear a mask
It is highly recommended to wear a mask:
in places with heavy traffic, especially public transport;
In the event of mixing indoors and during large gatherings,
in the presence of elderly, immunocompromised, chronically ill and frail people;
In case of symptoms
If you are in contact in danger or at the end of solitude;
For people who are immunocompromised, able to wear it.

Wearing a mask remains mandatory in health, medical and social institutions (hospitals, pharmacies, health centers, medical biology laboratories, nursing homes, etc.) for caregivers, patients and visitors.

Test yourself when the first symptoms appear and isolate yourself in case of a positive test

In the event of a positive test, you must isolate yourself immediately to protect your loved ones and notify your contacts in order to stop transmission chains as quickly as possible.

More information on the website:
Barrier gestures click here
Where and how does the test take place in Reunion? click here
What do you do in case of a positive test? click here

Vaccination
Vaccination remains effective against severe forms. In order to reduce the spread of the virus, everyone is asked to check their vaccination schedule in order to get vaccinated if needed (initial injection or booster dose). Reunionese can be vaccinated:
With their local doctor, pharmacist, nurse or midwife
With Pfizer and Pfizer Children’s Vaccines and Novavax.

The second COVID-19 booster vaccine: Extension of eligibility

In the current context of the active circulation of the virus, it is necessary to continue the second booster campaign, in order to allow a rapid increase in vaccine protection for vulnerable populations.

Also, in addition to people over 60 years of age, EHPAD and USLD residents as well as immunocompromised persons who are currently eligible, the second reminder is extended, effective now:
adults between the ages of 18 and 60 who have been identified as being at high risk of developing acutely from Covid-19;
pregnant women, from the first trimester;
People who live in the neighborhood or are in regular contact with people
Weak or immunocompromised, in a cocoon strategy.

The second booster dose should be given:
For people over 80 years of age, residents of nursing homes and USLDs, and those with severe immunodeficiency, regardless of age, starting 3 months after the first booster dose

For other eligible persons
From 6 months after the first booster dose
As a reminder, people with the following diseases are at serious risk of infection, regardless of their age:
Obesity (BMI >30) especially in younger COPD and respiratory failure,
type 1 and 2 diabetes,
high pressure,
heart failure,
Chronic renal failure patients, hemodialysis,
cancer
Concerned persons can perform these injections by making an appointment with
From a doctor, nurse or pharmacist, or by visiting www.sante.fr.
More information on the website:
Where and how to vaccinate: click here

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