From this Monday, November 7, pharmacists will be able to inject new vaccines to their customers. Explanations.
Change this Monday on the vaccination side. Pharmacists are authorized to inject the eleven compulsory vaccines in France, on prescription, explains France Blue. They could already vaccinate against the flu and Covid, now the list is growing: vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps and rubella can be administered in pharmacies.
“An Extra Task”
For the pharmacists interviewed by our colleagues, “this adds an additional task”. A mission all the more difficult to accomplish in the small pharmacies of the country, where the workforce is thin.
A “big challenge” for Louis Bosson Pharmacist in Montélimar and President of the CPTS, the Professional Territorial Community of Health Porte de Provence, “Knowing that we are already very busy at the moment with vaccination against the flu, screenings for Covid or for colorectal cancer. But for all these missions you have to free up time”, he explains.
As a reminder, vaccination against seasonal flu began on October 18, 2022 and ends on January 31, 2023, specifies the Health Insurance website.