Vaccine Update In Monaco

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Vaccine Update In Monaco

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As of Monday evening, 8,534 people have been vaccinated in Monaco, with 7,359 having received their second shot.

However, in the week of February 18 and March 4, only 624 people received their shot even though Grimaldi Forum is capable of vaccinating 600 people a day.

In an interview today with Monaco-Matin, Didier Gamerdinger, minister of social affairs and health, announced the delivery of 5,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech this week planned for 2,500 people with the AstraZeneca vaccine expected to arrive by the end of the month.

Gamerdinger told the local daily, “In almost six weeks, we have vaccinated 22% of the population. This is considerable. Our vaccination capacity is important. Among the 75-and-over group, we have vaccinated 3,609 residents out of 5,138, so 70%.”

Through the World Health Organization’s Covax Facility, Monaco has pre-ordered 15,600 doses that “should arrive soon,” including 7,200 doses of AstraZeneca at the end of March, then Pfizer and another vaccine yet to be determined.

The minister said they are considering the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and have pre-ordered 20,000 doses of Moderna.

At CHPG, 80% of doctors and just under half of the hospital staff have been vaccinated. In town, 60% of doctors and nurses have been vaccinated. Soon residents between 60 and 64 years old will be offered the vaccine.

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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.