3rd recommended dose, 4 cases positive for unknown type

Even though the situation has apparently calmed down, health officials are urging them to take a third dose, to avoid a new wave. Especially since last week, 12 imported positive cases have been reported. Of these, 4 whose origin is still unknown.


Fears of a new pandemic outbreak due to the Delta variant but above all for the Omicron variant are now prompting officials to encourage the population to be recalled. Or the third dose.

“Even if the situation is calm and stable”, specifies doctor Pierre-Henri Mallet, epidemiologist at the Department of Health. However, which states that “Last week 12 cases were imported” He was detected at the airport thanks to self-tests conducted upon arrival. Of these, 4 whose origin is unknown. These positive people have been sealed.

Hence the recommendation to make a third dose of the vaccine, the first for those over 65 and the most vulnerable, but also for those whose second dose is already more than 6 months old.

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Against the Omicron version, “presenting a more infectious but less dangerous and less severe clinical form”Mallet says messenger RNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) are more effective (because they target better) than Astra Geneca, Janssen, or Sputnik.

For that, the best defense is therefore the vaccine, which has only recently been given to children under the age of 12. “Pediatric Dose”, or 1/3 of them are reserved for adults.

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“expect 6000 doses for next week” in Polynesia. Here, some children have developed severe forms of the disease. On the other hand, we must ask ourselves the question of vaccination of those who are in contact with vulnerable people and those with co-morbidities.


Regular press briefing on health status.


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For Daniel Ponia, the head of the COVID platform, it is important to reduce the interval between the second dose and the third dose. Because some people immunized or virally immunized can still catch the virus.

The reminder will extend the validity of their health pass. To prevent it from becoming inactive, it must be done between “fifth month and seventh month” after the second dose.

Daniel Ponia notices that getting vaccinated in the Presidency allows you to leave your health pass with an updated QR code as it is generated on the site. No need to wait for days if request is made online at home, Manav platform is currently full of requests.

Intensification of vaccination has been started with the opening of the Presidency Vaccinodrome on weekends from Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to Sunday (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.) in Faa’a and Papara, without forgetting the Vaccinomobil. These centers will remain closed on December 24 and 31.

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