- Title: French high school puts up vaccination centre to promote jabs for teens
- Date: 27th September 2021
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (SEPTEMBER 24, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GETTING COVID-19 SHOTS IN VACCINATION CENTRE INSIDE DIDEROT HIGH SCHOOL NEEDLES STUDENTS SEATED, WAITING TO BE RELEASED AFTER JAB STUDENT WAITING FOR VACCINATION, BACKPACK ON GROUND STUDENTS SEATED, VACCINATION BOOTHS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT BEING VACCINATED, THEN LEAVING BOOTH (SOUNDBITE) (French) HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, FLORIAN PARISSE-DUFOUR, SAYING: "Today, I'm getting vaccinated, first, to be able to once again go out to restaurants with my friends, to be able to have parties with friends, also to be able to travel be it abroad or in France, and to be able to participate in outdoor activities." BOTTLE OF HAND SANITIZER, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BEING VACCINATED IN BACKGROUND STUDENT BEING VACCINATED BAND-AID ON STUDENT'S ARM STUDENT BEING VACCINATED (SOUNDBITE) (French) HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, FLORIAN PARISSE-DUFOUR, SAYING: "There's always a bit of stress before getting vaccinated. I'll get vaccinated in about an hour, I'm still stressed, I ask myself whether it's going to go well or not, but I think, there shouldn't be a problem, it should go well." BOTTLE OF SANITIZER, STUDENT GETTING VACCINATED STUDENT GETTING VACCINATED DOCTORS REGISTERING STUDENTS FOR VACCINATION FORM READING (French): "COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN ACADEMIC SETTINGS" (SOUNDBITE) (French) SOS MEDECINS DOCTOR AND HEAD OF VACCINATION DRIVE INDIDEROT HIGH SCHOOL, DAVID MARTIN, SAYING: "The reactions are quite simple. First, there's the fear of injections, then they want to know which vaccine they're taking, because they have all this information on social media, and they want to know which vaccine they're getting." NURSE TELLING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT WHO IS GETTING VACCINATED (French): "I promise you, it doesn't hurt." NURSE PUTTING ALCOHOL ON GAUZE TO DISINFECT STUDENTS ARM / STUDENT GROANING STUDENT'S ARM NURSE ADMINISTERING COVID-19 JAB TO STUDENT, STUDENT GROANING AND CRYING (SOUNDBITE) (French) SOS MEDECINS DOCTOR AND HEAD OF VACCINATION DRIVE INDIDEROT HIGH SCHOOL, DAVID MARTIN, SAYING: "The number of requests for vaccinations is biased since those who come to centres want to get vaccinated. So it's sure that we don't have access to the children who don't want or whose parents don't want them to get vaccinated. The awareness comes more from academic institutions, they're the ones who give the information." STUDENT WALKING ON HIGH SCHOOL CORRIDOR STUDENTS AT SCHOOL COURTYARD VARIOUS OF DIDEROT HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, ANNE-LAURE LALLOUETTE, WORKING AT DESK (SOUNDBITE) (French) DIDEROT HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, ANNE-LAURE LALLOUETTE, SAYING: "Why is it important to offer this (vaccinations) in academic institutions? Because it largely simplifies the process for the students, who, as soon as they turn above 16, could personally choose to come and get vaccinated. Since our high school students are mostly aged older than 16, we're giving them an additional opportunity to get vaccinated, in addition to vaccination centres." VARIOUS OF STUDENTS BEING VACCINATED SIGN FOR DIDEROT HIGH SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
- Embargoed: 11th October 2021 14:52
- Keywords: COVID France SOS Medecins coronavirus principal school students vaccination
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Europe,Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWHULAF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Dozens of students got their COVID-19 jabs in school in Paris on Friday (September 24) as France gears up to require teens to present a health pass for access in several public places.
More than 100 middle and high school students braved their fear of needles at Diderot high school as the vaccination campaign for youth aged 12 to 17 continues its course.
Among them was Florian Parisse-Dufour, who said he is getting inoculated to be able to go out with friends in restaurants and travel again.
"There's always a bit of stress before getting vaccinated," he said. "I'm still stressed, I ask myself whether it's going to go well or not, but I think, there shouldn't be a problem."
Seventy-one percent of teenagers have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine so far, according to figures from the health ministry, and 62% are fully vaccinated.
The number of teens vaccinated with at least one dose rose from 770,000 in early July to more than 3.5 million as of September 26, according to data from the ministry.
The rise in the vaccination rate could partially be due to the announcement that teens will have to show the health pass -- showing proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test, or recent recovery from COVID -- to enter restaurants, cinemas, cultural venues, and trains starting Thursday (September 30).
David Martin, who managed the vaccination drive in the high school, said that though the numbers have soared, doctors do not have enough access to children and parents who have doubts about the vaccine.
He said they count on schools to offer more awareness of the importance of the jab for youth.
"Why is it important to offer this (vaccinations) in academic institutions? Because it largely simplifies the process for the students," the school's assistant principal Anne-Laure Lallouette said. "We're giving them an additional opportunity to get vaccinated."
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