Providing access to free, non-prescription screening as close as possible to residents is one of the priority actions carried out by the Regional Health Agency with its partners.
The virus is again circulating in a significant way in France, especially among people aged 15 to 29 years. However, the majority of people carrying the virus in this age group are asymptomatic, or “little symptomatic who ignore each other” (with headache, myalgia which can be signs of COVID) and can thus be a vector of blood circulation. virus, without knowing it, and a source of contamination for their loved ones and fragile people who may develop a severe form of COVID19.
The return from vacation, particularly from areas of very active circulation of the virus, the relaxation of barrier measures, and the rather collective social life of young people, are all factors that are conducive in this period to very quickly increase the number of young people who become asymptomatic carriers, without knowing it.
In the process of “reaching out to the population”, and more particularly to young adults, the Regional Health Agency in partnership with the University of Lorraine and the Rectorate of the Grand Est academic region, is organizing an awareness campaign and free screening without a prescription.
This campaign makes it possible to carry prevention messages on COVID-19, on the effectiveness of barrier gestures and to initiate a dialogue on the value of the screening that is offered to young adults.
Ephemeral screening centers under a marquee will be set up in the heart of university campuses to welcome students who wish to take a test
Places, dates, times
Access to screening is free.
These operations are intended for the students of these different campuses, but they are also intended for the staff of the University of Lorraine in schedules defined in priority according to the sites, to the residents of the CROUS but also to all the staff of the partners. on site (CNRS, Inserm, Inria, INRAe, etc.) or off sites (SciencesPo Nancy, Centrale Supelec, Institut de Soudure, etc.).
The free screening can reassure its beneficiaries about their medical situation and, if necessary, allow them to resume contact with their attending physician for optimal follow-up.
These tests are organized throughout Lorraine by the Regional University Hospital (CHRU) of Nancy, the Regional Hospital Center (CHR) of Metz-Thionville or private laboratories.