The Toulouse vaccination center system is adapting to a drop in demand.
Opened on Thursday January 23, the Jean-Mermoz room, the second high-capacity site in Toulouse after the vaccinodrome in hall 8, on the island of Ramier, referred its doors in the middle of the week. But this place, carried out by the town hall with the help of the firefighters like hall 8, remains equipped and mobilizable at any time, it is indicated at the Capitol. As for hall 8, it will be closed this Sunday, January 23 and, from Monday, the number of vaccination boxes will be reduced.
Under the pressure of the fifth wave of Covid-19, the prefecture and the Regional Health Agency had reopened the Toulouse vaccinodrome on December 9 as part of a departmental system which had since, during the week of January 10 , was raised to grab centers altogether. Has the demand slowed down due to the multiplication of contaminations and contact cases which can no longer be vaccinated on the spot? Appointment slots are in any case available overnight at the moment at the vaccinodrome which, since its return, for the third dose, has never reached the level of activity of the summer. On December 9, the departmental director of the ARS, Thierry Cardouat, indicated that 350,000 Haut-Garonne people were to receive a third dose. This is the case for 60% of them since this week. At the beginning of December, the share of vaccinations carried out by city medicine planned for 60%, according to the ARS. The system of the centers therefore adapts momentarily. In any case, since December it has made it possible to receive a significant number of people who have never been vaccinated.
Launched in mid-January, the vaccinobus persist, their tours in the communes and villages of Haute-Garonne. This Saturday, they will be in L’Isle-en-Dofon and La Salvetat-Saint-Gilles and this Sunday in Barbazan and Grenada. Appointments are made via KelDoc.com. Operations in the Toulouse neighborhoods are also continuing.
A new testing center
A new Covid screening center opened this Friday in the center of Toulouse, esplanade Alain-Savary, on the initiative of the CBM laboratory. This center is open without appointment, Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., for PCR tests. This site is added to the centers of laboratories, clinics, pharmacies and health professionals. The list is published on sante.fr.