Another step has been reached in the fight against Covid-19 in France. Starting from this Monday May 31, vaccination opens to all adults.
This May 31, invited on France Info, pharmacists Gilles Bonnefond – Head of the Union Trade of Pharmacists and Montélimar pharmacist – was delighted about it, reminding that all types of vaccines are now available in pharmacies. “We need June to be all about vaccination so young people can get easily vaccinated near from their home”, he insisted on.
So far, sole AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines were available in pharmacies, two serums reserved for people over 55 years of age. With the arrival of Moderna in pharmacies and the opening of vaccination to all adults, the vaccination campaign against coronavirus in France is to improve even more. According to Bonnefond, “300,000 to 400,000 extra people” will be able to be vaccinated at their pharmacists’ or local doctors’.
“What we asked patients is to contact their pharmacists, their doctors to be put on the waiting list. Then, your usual health caregiver will call you once they got the doses”, he explained on France Info.
According to the Head of the Union Trade of Pharmacists, the goal of vaccinating 30 million French by mid-June is “reachable on the condition pharmacists, nurses, and doctors are allowed to vaccinate”. The pharmacist mostly hopes doses will be enough to meet the needs. “Moderna is five times fewer doses than Pfizer. We will need to have a look at it with public authorities, if we don’t have enough Moderna dose, could we use Pfizer as a complement to what happens in vaccination hubs, to help with the pace over the summer”, he suggested.