“We are useless”: doctors and pharmacists facing the failure of vaccination in the city


DECRYPTION – Despite the massive invitation from the public authorities, doctors and pharmacists were unable to play the expected role in the vaccination campaign. A trend that could be reversed as it approaches its final stage.

Vaccination in the city is a pillar of our strategy to bring vaccines as close as possible to our fellow citizens“, Declared Olivier Véran, on March 4, welcoming a mobilization”full and whole»Doctors and pharmacists. However, six months later, they deplore too little requisition. “In the race against time against the Covid, we are useless, regrets Marie *, general practitioner in Marseille. We only vaccinate very little.Same refrain with David, pharmacist in Lyon. “We thought at the beginning that we could do about 30 injections per week but if we did 20 per month, it was already a lot.“. If at the beginning, the doses were reserved for vaccination centers, doctors, pharmacists, midwives and nurses were authorized to administer them from March 22, with the arrival of AstraZeneca then Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

While more than 70% of French people received a first dose of vaccine, only between 10% and 15% were administered

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