Vaccination of a liberal doctor in a vaccination center in Nantes.
F. Brenon / 20Minutes
Two days after the start of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in Loire-Atlantique, the first vaccination center opened its doors this Friday morning in Nantes.
The premises are located in the old bus station on Quai Baco, a stone's throw from the CHU.
Access is, for the moment, reserved for liberal health professionals (general practitioners, specialists, nurses, ambulance drivers, etc.) over the age of 50 or deemed to be at risk because of their health.
About 300 vaccination slots are offered each day, by appointment, including weekends.
Two similar centers are due to open in the coming days in Saint-Nazaire and Châteaubriant.
Liberal health professionals can also be vaccinated in some clinics in Loire-Atlantique from next week.
The vaccination center has opened in the old Nantes bus station.
- F. Brenon / 20Minutes
Reserved for caregivers and nursing home residents
"There is a significant enthusiasm for vaccination among liberal doctors," comments Vincent Pluvinage, president of the departmental council of the Order of doctors.
I hope that soon these doctors will be able to return the favor by vaccinating directly in their offices.
The vaccine is, for now, reserved for elderly or at-risk health professionals, as well as nursing home residents.
The vaccination campaign in nursing homes should ramp up from January 18.
January 18 is also the date from which all people over the age of 75 can be vaccinated, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced this Thursday evening.
This vaccination is subject to fairly strict storage and packaging constraints.
It therefore cannot yet be organized in medical offices.
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