Covid-19: all vaccines must be able to be administered by pharmacists, recommends the High Authority for Health
Nurses and midwives are also affected by this recommendation made on Tuesday, which has yet to be validated by the government.
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Will you soon be able to get vaccinated just by going to the pharmacy? In any case, this is what the High Authority of Health. All vaccines against Covid-19 must be able to be administered by pharmacists, nurses and midwives, in addition to doctors, in order to accelerate the vaccination campaign, ruled the HAS, Tuesday, March 2.
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Until now, the HAS estimated that only the AstraZeneca vaccine could be injected by pharmacists and midwives, and not the other two available in France, those of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Extending the skills of all these health professionals “is a lever for accelerating the campaign” vaccination, underlined the president of the HAS, Dominique Le Guludec, during an online press conference.
The objective is to “to diversify the profile of vaccinators, to increase the number of places of vaccination and, ultimately, to simplify this vaccination”, she continued, believing that “vaccination by pharmacists will be able to streamline and accelerate the vaccination process”. Once formulated, HAS opinions must then be approved by the government to enter into force.
In addition to the administration of vaccines, the HAS also recommends extending the skills of the various health professionals for their prescription. She therefore recommends that pharmacists can prescribe all Covid vaccines, except for pregnant women and people with a blood problem called hemostasis disorder.