Stéphane Burgatt, edited by Solène Leroux 6:30 am, January 3, 2022, modified at 6:31 am, January 3, 2022

When the strategy of "going towards" takes on its full meaning.

In Marseille, the teams of the Corhesan device of the European hospital, carry out street vaccination operations, without an appointment, to try to convince the reluctant.

A summary device.

A tent, two tables, four barriers strategically installed that day, right next to the Joliette market.

With her teams, coordinator Anne Dutrey-Kaiser goes out to meet passers-by.

Tickets are distributed to those who allow themselves to be convinced.

But it is often necessary to redouble arguments, like this man, in his fifties who fears the side effects of the anti-Covid vaccine.

His friend joins the coordinator in convincing him: "It's just a little biting pain, you take a painkiller and it's okay. You have to do it."

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Short of arguments, this Marseillais finally says he is "70% convinced": he takes his queue ticket and promises to come back after drinking a coffee.

He will not come back in the end.

Conversely, Maklouf, in his forties, was convinced: "We talked about it, I think the vaccine is the solution to all that. I am also reassured in hindsight when I see that people vaccinated do not. have nothing. "

A walk-in vaccination to reach everyone

In the small queue, the majority of people have already received at least one injection.

No need to convince them.

What is essential for them, with this mobile device of the Corhesan unit, is this walk-in operation.

"Everything is organized, things go quickly since everyone has their number, then they go to see the nurse and go to the surveillance zone. There are people for whom it is complicated to go to the hospital or the pharmacy on appointment, so they take the opportunity to come, "observes Assadi, one of the two health mediators present that day.


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A delay in vaccination to catch up

It must be said that in some Marseille districts, the delay in vaccination is noticeable.

And this is what makes this direct contact strategy essential for Anne Dutrey Kaiser: "There is really an under-vaccination in very popular districts such as the 3rd or 15th arrondissement. On certain age groups, we will see a difference of 30% compared to the national average. You have to go looking for them to listen to their arguments and understand what is holding them back. "

The system is multiplying actions in several sectors of the city, in particular by going door to door or by practicing home vaccinations with elderly people with reduced mobility.