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Covid-19: general practitioners engage in the battle for vaccination in the city

Starting this Thursday, they will be able to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine to patients in their doctor’s office.

If they have mobilized to vaccinate their patients against Covid in vaccination centers, liberal doctors will be able from this Thursday also to vaccinate in their own office. This is thanks to the arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccine, whose storage conditions are less drastic than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines: the vial, which contains ten doses, can be kept for 48 hours in the refrigerator and 6 hours at room temperature. Some 29,000 general practitioners, out of the 54,000 in the territory, have already registered with their referent pharmacist to receive doses.

“This is a significant figure given the school holidays and the fact that many did not see the urgent DGS message on Friday evening”, estimates the Dr Jean-Paul Hamon, general practitioner in Clamart (92) and honorary president of the Fédération des médecins de France (FMF). “General practitioners are involved, motivated, and want to take their part. It’s a beginning. But there are still a lot of questions

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