In close collaboration with the health authorities, our European network is fully mobilised since December 27th 2020, to enable the launch of the vaccination campaign against COVID19.
In Germany, the first vaccinations of elderly people and volunteer health workers took place on Sunday 27th of December in three of the Group's establishments: in Saxony, at the Haus an der Linde retirement home in Lichtentanne, and in Bavaria, at the Park retirement homes in Lobberich and Heide in Germering, in the presence in particular of Melanie Huml, Bavaria's Minister of Health. We already have 1121 residents and around 757 employees vaccinatedin Germering, in the presence in particular of Melanie Huml, Bavaria's Minister of Health. We already have 1121 residents and around 757 employees vaccinated.
In Italy, a first injection also took place on December 27th on a 94-year-old resident in our Villa Giovanna house in Puglia.
In Spain, the vaccination campaign started this week. 4 residences vaccinated 96% of their residents (337/351) and 60% of employees (154/255). The other campaigns are scheduled for all the other residences in the coming weeks.
In Belgium, the campaign started with Maison La Cambre. 264 injections were distributed to our residents and employees. It will be followed next week by 3 new houses in Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders.
In France, the first vaccinations started on January 07 with all our residents and caregivers with 3 pilot establishments in Ile-de-France in connection with the Regional Health Agency: the residences of the Coeur Volant (Louveciennes),les Amandiers (Paris 20), Castel Voltaire (Chatillon) ; in Hauts de France in our nursing home Samarobriva (Amiens), in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in Jardin de Brou (Bourg en Bresse), and in the Occitanie region in our nursing home Le Carmel (Tarbes), before expanding into all our establishments in France.
In France, the campaign is preceded by a period of information for residents and their families, before giving way to pre-vaccination consultations and the collection of consents. The first large-scale vaccinations could therefore begin around mid-January.
Our European network is fully mobilised for this essential campaign, which is being organised everywhere according to the protocols and rhythm defined by each health authority in the countries where we are present.
Vaccination, which protects the most vulnerable people against serious forms of Covid-19, is not compulsory. It is up to each person concerned to indicate, with knowledge of the associated risks and benefits, if they wish to benefit from it.