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Canada Influenza: the State releases its stock of vaccines

09:10  24 november  2020
09:10  24 november  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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The government has "made available" to pharmacies and hospitals its stock of influenza vaccines, ie 2.4 million doses reserved for nursing homes and priority patients, said Monday, November 23 a union of pharmacists.

Driven by the Covid-19 , the flu vaccination has been full, to such an extent that the State is now taking over from the laboratories to deliver the pharmacies.

A decree published on Sunday in the Official Journal gave the green light to the distribution of vaccines "purchased by the pharmaceutical establishment of the National Public Health Agency".

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Public health France will therefore be able to send the “2, 4 million additional doses "that it stores, and which will be" exclusively reserved for people targeted by the vaccine recommendations in force ", specifies the Union of Unions of Community Pharmacists (Uspo).

Priority will be given to residents and staff of nursing homes, the pharmacies concerned having to report their needs for delivery "from November 30".

10.7 million doses in one month

For other priority patients, pharmacies will have to report the status of their stocks each week, in anticipation of distribution "at the beginning of December".

Contacted by AFP, the Uspo points out that the vaccination campaign launched on October 13 has exceeded that of last year in one month, with nearly 10.7 million doses dispensed on November 17, of which more 91% sold to priority people, including 3.1 million directly vaccinated in pharmacies. According to the union, the last deliveries of vaccines by laboratories are expected this week.

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