Question from a listener: "my mother is vaccinated, she has 2 doses, why can't we get or go see her grandchildren, why can't she go back to the last years of her life, time is running out for these people who are 80-85 years old and say why am I vaccinated, I am stuck as I was at the beginning of the pandemic"?
"I will answer you! We have not, at this time, in any country in the world, determined whether or not the vaccine protects against contamination,
it protects in 95% of cases against severe pulmonary forms,
but it does NOT say that it protects you from the nasal form for example, or oropharyngeal, THEREFORE YOU CAN STILL TRANSMIT THE VIRUS and YOU CAN STILL FALL SICK and potentially have a fever,etc. you have forms that are more minor than that and ......(interrupting question from presenter) " "and when will we know that? »
"So I think by the time we have vaccinated in EHPADS, i.e. in a few weeks, we will have more information,
and I will be (silence) but I am sure that Brigitte Bourguignon who is our Minister Delegate of Solidarity and Health, who works with me in the EHPADs, we will be the happiest in the world and we will do, we will do (silence) .... a dance from afar, in the corridors of the ministry, to tell the people of the EHPADs that they have found life again...., "
EHPAD / Ehpad is a nursing home for dependent elderly people. It can therefore accommodate autonomous seniors or seniors in loss of physical or mental autonomy, in a secure living environment.