Vaccination in pharmacies: Covid-19, flu, DTP… what changes from this Monday, November 7

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The list of vaccines practiced by pharmacists, liberal nurses and midwives is extended from this Monday, November 7. They are authorized to perform new vaccines. Which public and which vaccines are concerned?

New for vaccines. Pharmacists are authorized to administer a new series of vaccines from this Monday, November 7. This measure has a triple objective: to improve vaccination coverage, to facilitate the course of care and to relieve doctors. The measure also concerns liberal nurses and midwives.

What vaccines can pharmacists do?

Pharmacists are authorized to vaccinate against influenza, against Covid-19, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, whooping cough, human papillomaviruses, invasive pneumococcal infections, hepatitis A and B viruses, meningococci of serogroups A, B, C, Y and W and rabies, specifies the National Order of Pharmacists. These are both mandatory and non-mandatory vaccines.

Who can be vaccinated at a pharmacy?

Adults have the possibility of being vaccinated in pharmacies with the vaccines mentioned above. For minors, only those over 16 can go to a pharmacy for the vaccines recommended in the vaccination schedule in force.

Who issues the order?

No change there. It will always be necessary to consult your attending physician for the prescription of the vaccine. You can then go to your pharmacist.

Do all pharmacists vaccinate?

Not all pharmacies can carry out all these vaccines yet. The health professional must be trained and declared to the Regional Health Agency to be able to vaccinate.

Is an appointment necessary?

This measure is left to the discretion of each pharmacy. It is therefore necessary to inquire directly in your usual pharmacy.

The schedule of mandatory vaccines.
infog. Ministry of Health

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