Fake off The poster signed by the Provence Alpes Regional Health Agency is normally illustrated by an elderly person
The poster showing a baby is a montage made from an awareness campaign for vaccination aimed at children. elderly — Screenshot
- A flyer that promotes flu and Covid-19 vaccination for newborns is circulating on social media.
- Although it is signed by the Regional Health Agency of the Provence Alpes region, this is a montage of a poster intended for the elderly.
- Babies cannot be vaccinated against Covid-19, and you must be at least 6 months old for the shot against the flu.
“With my two vaccines grandpa and grandma will be near the tree.” On a poster, this illustrated sentence of a baby less than a year shocks on social networks. This is a campaign to promote vaccination against influenza and Covid-19.
“Make your life easier: get your two injections at the same time time,” is it written. Government and Regional Health Agency logos of Provence Alpes appear at the bottom of the image.
The poster shared on social networks promotes the vaccination of children in toddler – Screenshot
“These posters are criminal, keep your kids out of your bullshit,” exclaimed one netizen. “With the death rate Covid after vaccination, it’s not shamefulça ?”, reacts another. But is it a real poster? 20 Minutes tells you everything.
It’s actually of an assembly. By an image search, we quickly realize that this image does not exist on any official site, but only on blogs and Twitter pages. A similar poster, also available as a flyer, is however present on the website of the Regional Health Agency. from the Provence Alpes region. “With my two vaccines, I fear loss,” it is written.
But the illustration has been modified between the official poster and the hijacked one. thus replaces that of an elderly person in the assembly. Note that the illustration of the baby is available on the Internet in a PNG, Portable Network Graphics version, which allows use on montages, as is the case here.
The poster is dated November 2021, and was intended to promote vaccination against influenza and against Covid-19 among the elderly, at home. know the people who are most at risk of complications from these two diseases. The ARS website clearly mentions: “The flu is a highly contagious disease that can be serious, especially in fragile people.” Understood here: the elderly.
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The same is true for covid where among the people most exposed to the risk of a serious form of Covid-19, are cited in particular “residents of Ehpad, USLD and independent residences, all people aged 65 and over ;”.
What does the government really say about vaccinating babies?
In France, the government website states that only “children aged 5 to 11 years old can be vaccinated” against Covid-19, since December 22, 2021. This is a pediatric form of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine “which is three times less dosed than the adult form of the vaccine”. This injection is not compulsory.
As regards influenza, vaccination is authorized at any time. from 6 months, and strongly recommended for babies who are at risk. However, “Infants less than 6 months old are at high risk. to be hospitalized and an increased risk of of dying of the flu.” To protect them, the injection is recommended for the entourage of this young person, if he presents risk factors for serious flu: “premature, children with congenital heart disease, congenital immune deficiency, pulmonary, neurological or neuromuscular disease or long-term illness (ALD).”