“The first people affected by the vaccination campaign, in the Loire, will be elderly dependent on the long-term care unit of the Yves-Delomier pavilion at Bellevue Hospital,” announced the communication from Saint-Etienne CHU. The vaccination will officially begin at the end of the morning “.
On the other hand, a first ward vaccination center will open in Saint-Etienne CHU from Thursday 7 January on the site of the North Hospital. All health professionals in CHU or liberals in the territory can be vaccinated there.
Several vaccination sites opened in the coming weeks
Other vaccination sites will be distributed in the ward in the coming weeks.
As a reminder, the CHU is the main point designated by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Health Bureau of the Loire Department as part of the vaccination campaign.
It is one of the 13 hospitals in the region identified to receive some of the vaccines, and to be equipped with a dedicated freezer that allows the first doses of vaccines to be stored at -80 ° C, which comes gradually.
Informed patient consent is required
CHU’s task is to store part of the department’s vaccine allocation and to coordinate the distribution to other public and private health institutions and nursing homes (accommodation for dependent elderly people) in the territory.
Every person wishing to be vaccinated must be subjected to, upstream, a medical examination which enables the doctor to check the state of health, confirm the absence of contraindication, and also to obtain his consent after communicating to him all the information necessary for to formulate an informed choice.
As announced by the Minister of Health, vaccination has already been extended to health professionals, firefighters and home helpers over the age of 50, or with risk factors for developing a serious form. by Covid.