Flu: ready to be vaccinated by your pharmacist?
Go to the pharmacy with the "good vaccination" of the Social Security (without prior approval by his doctor), recover without having to open his wallet, settle on a chair in the back shop and out of there five minutes later being vaccinated against the flu. This scenario is now a reality, since Tuesday, October 15, throughout France.
After the experiment launched successfully two years ago by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health (four times more vaccinated in pharmacy than the initial forecast) then the test in real conditions in four regions (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France, New Aquitaine and Occitanie) last winter, this device is now launched nationwide. People over 65 can go today to see their pharmacist, with the correct vaccine received by mail.
Even if it is not sure that the vaccination in pharmacy is the solution to thwart the current "anti-vaccines", this measure offers a real ease of access (without going through his GP, therefore without an appointment) to patients. Which should logically increase the vaccination coverage. In any case, this is what is hoped for. Remember that nurses and midwives are also authorized to practice this injection that immunizes against influenza within 15 days after the injection.
Last winter, the flu caused more than 65,000 emergencies and nearly 10,000 deaths in France.
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