Closures and postponements: the galley of vaccination centers

DECRYPTION – Since the launch on Monday of the “general public” campaign for the over 75s, many mayors have criticized “the lack of the central state” in the delivery of vaccines.

After an embarrassing false start, the race for vaccination is accelerating: nearly 823,000 doses of vaccine had been injected Wednesday evening, an increase of 200,000 in two days. But the handover remains laborious. While the vaccination centers are growing like mushrooms – more than 900, according to Olivier Véran – the delivery of doses does not follow.

Results: cascading deprogramming and shutdowns. In the Grand Est region, for example, four centers in the Bas-Rhin had to postpone their opening to January 28 due to “Decreases in deliveries of Pfizer vaccines over the next two weeks”, according to the regional health agency. The latter also announced a “Postponement” vaccinations scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday for all centers in the department, while ensuring that the appointments will be integrated “In the schedules of the coming weeks”. A real headache for those responsible for coordinating appointments while on the site

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