Omicron worries the world: never has a variant of Covid-19 caused such panic since the emergence of Delta. In France, at least twelve cases of Omicron were confirmed on Friday evening. 4,578 classes were closed this week, many children are infected. Will they need to be vaccinated? The government is considering it:
“The vaccination of children aged 5 to 12 is being considered, admits Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of National Education. In any case, we are not moving towards compulsory vaccination of children, but we are obviously very attentive to what the health authorities tell us about the possibility of such a vaccine. “
Across the European Economic Area (European Union plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), 109 cases of Omicron were identified on Friday at midday. In total, Omicron has been detected in 38 countries.
In the UK, vaccinate everyone over 18
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson led by example: he received a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a hospital in London, as the UK accelerates its recall campaign: goal: to vaccinate all adults here the end of January.
“I think we’ll have to deal with it and get vaccinated every six months, laments Clelia, freshly vaccinated, and I am very angry with the anti-vax because they are the ones who block everything “.
So far, 42 cases of the Omicron variant have been identified in the UK, where just under 70% of the population is fully vaccinated.