The vaccination campaign against the coronavirus is in place at several sites in the department. Where to get the vaccine in Annecy and Haute-Savoie?
What is Covid-19?
The Covid-19 virus appeared in France in early 2020. It comes from the province of Wuhan in China. Highly contagious, it causes symptoms such as cough, fever and a loss of smell and taste in its mild forms. Unfortunately, some patients experience a severe form of the disease that leads to resuscitation in hospital. Death may be the fatal outcome. These patients show signs of comorbidity such as heart failure, diabetes or hypertension. They are usually older than 50 years.
Why get vaccinated against Covid-19?
Vaccination is therefore a response to this pandemic because it prevents severe forms of the disease. After more than a year of research, the world’s leading laboratories have developed vaccines that are effective against the coronavirus.
The Pfizer BioNTech laboratory was the first to propose a vaccine that is more than 95% effective. Messenger RNA technology was used to develop this vaccine. It is the first one authorised in France since the end of December 2020. A first injection is given, followed by a second injection three weeks later.
The High Authority for Health has authorised a second vaccine produced by the American laboratory Moderna. It requires the administration of two doses of vaccine with a minimum delay of 28 days between the two injections. It is 94% effective and can be stored for 30 days at 2-8°C. This vaccine has been available in pharmacies and general practitioners since 27 May 2021.
A third vaccine has been authorised since 7 March 2022. This is Novavax, which uses conventional vaccine technology and not messenger RNA. It is reserved for adults. It requires a booster 3 weeks after the first injection.
Full vaccination coverage allows the health pass to be obtained 7 days after the second injection. Since Monday 30 August 2021, people over 80 years old and people at high risk can make an appointment to receive a third dose of vaccine. The vaccine administered is a messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). In order to receive this third injection, it will be necessary to have been vaccinated 6 months after the first injection of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna, or four weeks for the Janssen vaccine. Since October 2021, this third injection concerns people over 65 years old.
Since 7 April 2022, a fourth dose is recommended for people over 60. It must be administered at least 6 months after their last dose.
Important: Scientific studies have shown that people who have already had the coronavirus are better protected with a single dose of vaccine than people who have not had the virus and have received both doses of vaccine. As Covid-19 disease can be asymptomatic, a rapid serological test is recommended just before the first dose is given. If this test is positive, it can identify former coronavirus patients and avoid an unnecessary second dose. This measure also frees up millions of doses of vaccine.
Where to get vaccinated against Covid-19?
We indicate you the various sites, the persons concerned and the methods to receive the vaccine against the Covid-19 in Annecy and in Haute-Savoie:
Vaccination of health professionals
- Annecy Hospital: 1 avenue de l’hôpital, 74 370 Epagny-Metz Tessy.Public concerned: health professionals, whatever their mode of practice (hospital, private practice, medico-social establishments), aged over 50 years and/or presenting risk factors for developing a serious form of Covid-19.Vaccination procedures: make an appointment on 04 56 49 74 27, time slots: Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 11.30 am and from 12.30 to 3.45 pm Free with the “carte vitale”.
- Saint-Julien-en-Genevois Hospital: chemin du Loup, 74160 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois.Public concerned: health professionals, whatever their mode of practice (hospital, private practice, medico-social establishments), aged over 50 and/or presenting risk factors for developing a serious form of Covid-19.Vaccination procedures: make an appointment on 04 50 49 65 65, free with the “carte vitale”.
Vaccination by doctors in Haute-Savoie
- Haute-Savoie Medical Council : Le Périclès – Montée A, Allée de la Mandallaz C, 74370 Epagny Metz-Tessy.Public concerned: Doctors and dentists in Haute-Savoie.How to get vaccinated: contact 04 50 51 78 18. The operation takes place throughout the week and even at weekends for physiotherapists, pharmacists and chiropodists in addition to doctors.
Vaccination of EHPAD residents
From Wednesday 20 January, the voluntary residents of the eight EHPADs of the Annecy agglomeration are vaccinated. By 16 April 2021, 98% of residents had received a first injection and 75% a second, according to the Ministry of Health.
Vaccination of people aged 18 and over
Vaccination for people aged 18 and over is possible without a prescription from Monday 31 May in all the vaccination centres in Haute-Savoie as well as in pharmacies and with your GP. Some large companies in Haute-Savoie offer to register their employees in a vaccination centre. They can come and be vaccinated during their working hours and the administrative follow-up is facilitated.
It is necessary to make an appointment on the platforms Doctolib, Keldoc.com, Maiia.com or by telephoning the national toll-free number 0800 009 110 or the local number indicated in the list of vaccination centres below to receive a dose of Pfizer or Moderna. It isalso possible to be vaccinated without an appointment as there are sufficient doses of vaccine.
- Vaccination Centre – Restaurant interentreprises des Glaisins 100 Avenue de Periaz, 74 940 Annecy – The centre is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 6pm without appointment. It will close on 30 April 2022 at 6pm.
- Vaccination Centre – Annecy Genevois Hospital – 1 avenue de l’hôpital – 74 330 Epagny Metz-Tessy – 04 56 49 74 27
- Vaccination Centre – Martin Luther King Complex ,rue du Dr Francis Baud, 74100 Annemasse – 04 50 33 62 33 – Monday to Saturday (except Thursday).
- Centre de vaccination du Genevois – Bâtiment Mont-Blanc 1 – 74 160 Archamps – Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6.30pm.
- Châtel vaccination centre – 58 Route de la Béchigne -Place de l’Eglise – 74 390 Châtel – 06 45 64 22 31
- Centre de vaccination – Médipôle de Cluses 35 Bd du Chevran, 74300 Cluses – 04 50 96 69 00 Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm.
- Vaccination centre – Halle de Passerat – Nouvelle route du Stade – 74 500 Evian-les-Bains – Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 5pm.
- Vaccination Centre – 165 route de Paris – Bâtiment “le Point I” – Domaine du Tornet – 74330 La Balme-de-Sillingy – 07 87 55 18 08
- Pays du Mont-Blanc Vaccination Centre – Mairie annexe du Fayet – 49 rue de la Poste – 74 170 Saint Gervais-les-Bains – 06 37 16 41 42 – Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5.45pm.
- Vaccination centre – Maison de santé de la vallée d’Aulps 58 Impasse Alexis Leaud, 74430 Saint-Jean-d’Aulps – 06 12 52 94 10 – Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.
- Sciez Vaccination Centre – Centre d’animation – 130 route d’Excenevex – 74 140 Sciez. 04 50 72 61 95 – Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12pm and 3pm to 7pm except Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Saturdays from 8.30am to 12pm.
- Centre de vaccination de Thônes – Espace Cœur des Vallées – 2 place du Pré de Foire – 74 320 Thônes – 04 50 02 12 10 – Monday to Saturday (except Thursday) from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
- Centre de vaccination – Salle LE LEMANIAZ 13 Avenue de la Grangette, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains – 04 50 33 62 33 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8.30am to 11.45am and from 1.50pm to 5pm. Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 5.30 pm.
- Chamonix temporary vaccination centre – 164 avenue de Courmayeur – 74 400 Chamonix. Open from Monday 10th to Saturday 15th January 2022 from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm. Appointment to be taken on Doctolib.
People over 75 years old are contacted by telephone or SMS by the CPAM of Haute-Savoie to offer them to be vaccinated by giving them an appointment if they wish in the vaccination centre closest to their homes. Transport costs can be covered with proof of entitlement. People who are unable to travel can have a nurse visit them at home.
You can also make an appointment with your GP or pharmacist or a nurse to be vaccinated.
Financial assistance to go to vaccination centres
The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region has decided to set up a financial scheme to facilitate access to vaccination centres. From Friday 29 January, the region’s TER trains and buses will be free of charge for people aged over 75 who are going to be vaccinated. Instead of a ticket, they will have to present their dated convocation.
On Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 February, people over 75 years of age received a voucher from the region which they can give to a taxi. This voucher will allow them to pay only half the fare up to €50.
People over 75 years of age who are losing their independence and live more than 30 minutes from a vaccination centre
As of Tuesday 16 March, the Haute-Savoie departmental council is introducing a medical minibus that will offer vaccination to 1,400 people over 75 who live more than 30 minutes away from one of the nine vaccination centres in Haute-Savoie and who are losing their independence.
Making an appointment: the public concerned will be contacted by telephone by the department’s services. These include elderly people who receive the APA or those who subscribe to the tele-alarm service. The Moderna vaccine will be administered in a room made available by the municipalities concerned.
Residents of the 17 communes of the Genevois community of communes who are isolated or unable to travel can benefit from the vaccination at home. They should contact the vaccination centre on 04 50 35 50 90 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm to make an appointment.
Setting up of a toll-free number for people over 80 years old
According to the Ministry of Health, 87% of people over 80 are vaccinated. Whereas this category of the population is the most exposed to make a serious form of coronavirus. The toll-free number: 0 800 730 957 is open every day from 6 am to 10 pm for people over 80. It allows this age group and their relatives to organise their vaccination at home, with their GP or with a town nurse. It avoids isolation for people who have difficulty moving around or getting online.
Since 15 June 2021, minors aged between 12 and 17 can be vaccinated on a voluntary basis and with the permission of both parents. The minor must be accompanied by at least one of the two parents who must bring the completed parental authorisation form. Only Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are allowed to vaccinate minors.
From 13 September 2021, vaccination is offered on a voluntary basis in secondary schools. If the school is located less than 5 km from one of the 16 centres in Haute-Savoie assigned to this operation, children can go with their teachers or alone for those over 16 years old. If the school is located more than 5 km from the vaccination centre, a vaccination team goes to the college or high school for one or two days depending on the number of candidates for the vaccine. This coronavirus vaccination operation is also open to volunteer administrative staff and teachers.
Since 22 December 2021, children aged between 5 and 11 can be vaccinated against the coronavirus. They must be accompanied by a parent.
Vaccination pass and mandatory vaccination
Updateof 03/03/2022: The President of the Republic has announced the end of the vaccination pass for 14 March 2022. It remains compulsory in retirement homes and health establishments.
The vaccination pass is a paper or digital document that certifies that you are either vaccinated or immunised. If people have three doses of vaccination, two doses and one infection, or one dose and two infections, they can obtain the vaccination pass without time limit.
The vaccination pass is compulsory in restaurants, hospitals, old people’s homes, medical and social establishments, but also on planes, trains and buses for long journeys.
Vaccination is compulsory for staff in contact with the most vulnerable. This applies in particular to nursing and non-nursing staff, and to professionals working with the elderly and frail, including at home. Professionals who do not respect this obligation are likely to be suspended and no longer receive a salary.
These obligations do not concern minors under 12 years of age.Annecy town hall has taken specific measures to apply thepass obligation in municipal sites. Find the latest information on the coronavirus in Annecy.