Reopened on December 9, the Toulouse vaccinodrome represents a cost of €30,000 per day for the town hall.
The reopening of the Toulouse vaccinodrome, in hall 8 of the former exhibition center on the island of Ramier, on December 9, will not be painless for municipal finances. By accepting to take the place of the CHU to ensure the administrative and operational responsibility of this large capacity center, under the aegis of the prefecture and the Regional Health Agency, the town hall has also chosen to assume the costs Operating.
In the first version vaccinodrome, which opened for 200 days, from April 7 to October 23, the town hall made its premises available and financed their guarding. Today, this logistics has been supplemented by the hiring of students who provide reception, vaccination and entry and exit secretaries. That’s a thousand contracts. In the end, the bill is awarded at €30,000 per day, says François Chollet, delegate municipal councilor in charge of coordinating the fight against Covid. This represents, for a structure open seven days a week, a cost of €900,000 per month. Since December 9, excluding Christmas and New Year’s weekends due to closure, the bill has exceeded one million euros.
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François Chollet does not comment on this sum. The town hall, like all the other actors involved in the fight against Covid, has never questioned its commitment to a cause it defends. “We will take stock at the given moment”, is content to slip the chosen one. However, finicky on the subject of finances, the municipality of Jean-Luc Moudenc had not mentioned, during the opening, the amount of his bill. This is probably because she still hopes for fruitful discussions on the participation of the State and its various actors.
For the time being, the vaccinodrome in hall 8, which was reinforced by the Jean-Mermoz room in Toulouse on January 12, also under the responsibility of the town hall, continues to perform its function. According to the Occitanie Regional Health Agency, as of Monday, 60% of Haut-Garonne people susceptible to vaccination have received a third dose of vaccine. In total, in the department, seize centers are open and vaccine buses are released every weekend.