Covid Vaccines Arrive In Monaco, Campaign Starts Tomorrow

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Covid Vaccines Arrive In Monaco, Campaign Starts Tomorrow

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The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines were dispatched today in Monaco. As it must be stored in specific freezer temperatures, logistics have been put in place to ensure the conservation and delivery of the vaccine in good condition.

Minister of social services and health, Didier Gamerdinger, commented today, “It was important for the government to quickly receive the first deliveries of vaccines to protect our elderly and most vulnerable without delay.”

The first vaccinations are to begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 31, in seniors’ homes and will be carried out by a team supervised by a doctor. Two doses will be given 21 days apart.

In early January, over-75s residing in Monaco who have expressed interest in receiving the vaccine will be contacted for an appointment at Espace Léo Ferré. This group has received a letter from the government inviting them to contact the Covid Call Center (92 05 55 00) if they wanted to be vaccinated.

The government is adamant that the organization of the vaccination campaign runs smoothly. Private doctors are also involved in supporting this campaign alongside nursing staff.

Monaco had 26 Covid cases Wednesday and 24 on Tuesday.

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.