Covid-19: opening of the very large vaccination centre at Paris La Défense Arena

Vaccinodrome Paris La Défense Arena May 2021 (c) Paris La Défense Arena

On the initiative of the Hauts-de-Seine prefecture and the ARS Ile-de-France, the very large Paris La Défense Arena vaccination centre, operated by the French Red Cross, completes the 24 centres already open in the department.

A new strategic vaccination site

Located on a very busy interconnection, this new centre is intended to welcome a large public, inhabitants of the Hauts-de-Seine and the whole western part of the Paris region, but also people who come to Paris La Défense, and in particular to the business district.
From 3 May, it will welcome the general public eligible for vaccination.

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A centre managed by the French Red Cross

With its experience in managing several vaccination centres, the French Red Cross will coordinate the Paris La Défense Arena centre. The mobilisation of the association's volunteers will be supported by government officials.

The centre will be equipped with Pfizer vaccines, which will be administered by Paris firemen. Vaccine supplies for this very large centre will be in addition to the doses allocated to existing centres in the Hauts-de-Seine, thanks to the increased volume of vaccines delivered.

For the first two weeks of May, the centre will receive an allocation of 10,000 Pfizer doses. This will be increased to allow the Paris La Défense Arena centre to increase its capacity as the number of eligible people increases, in accordance with national instructions.

The rise of vaccination in Île-de-France

To date, more than 3 million injections have been carried out in Île-de-France, and 68% of people over 75 have received at least one injection. In the Hauts-de-Seine, 400,000 injections have already been given, representing 120,000 people vaccinated.

With the creation of new centres, particularly very large ones, throughout the region, the vaccination campaign is continuing to gain momentum.

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