Home health Flu vaccine: in Ploërmel, pharmacies no longer have it and are waiting to be delivered

Flu vaccine: in Ploërmel, pharmacies no longer have it and are waiting to be delivered

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In pharmacies in Ploërmel (Morbihan), it is no longer possible to be vaccinated against the flu. They are waiting to be delivered. (©Illustration/Pixabay)

A rupture of flu shots ? “Not quite”, says one on the side of the Saint-Antoine pharmacy of Ploërmel (Morbihan). The same goes for the other two pharmacies, Lac and Laënnec.

The first stock sold

Pre-orders are made one year in advance and are delivered in two times. The first wave arrived and in a few days all stocks were sold. “We had 450 vaccines. What we were selling in two months was gone in two days, ”says the Lac pharmacy.

Same observation at Saint-Antoine where the 360 vaccines have passed in two days and to Laënnec, in less than a week.

All of these vaccines are prioritized for people with a health insurance coupon (people over 65 or carriers of certain chronic diseases).

“In previous years, only 50% of patients with a coupon showed up to be vaccinated. This year, we have the impression that everyone who has had it wants to be vaccinated, ”notes the staff of the Saint-Antoine pharmacy. Consequence of the health crisis that the country is going through.

A second delivery expected

The second part of delivery is expected next week for pharmacies in Lac and of Saint-Antoine. AT Laënnec, it should be delivered on November 6, 2020.

“We will have a little less,” warns the Saint-Antoine pharmacy. That of the Lake will once again receive 450: “400 vaccines have already been reserved. But what scares us is are we going to receive them? “

Because pharmacies can order other vaccines but the problem comes from laboratories which are overwhelmed with orders: “Will our orders be honored?” Ask pharmacists. The vaccines will again be prioritized for people with voucher of the CPAM.

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To the Saint-Antoine pharmacy, it is advisable to call ahead to check that vaccines are available rather than traveling.

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