A rise in power made possible by a marked increase in deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine. 2,000 slots are already open on the Doctolib reservation platform. This gear change will be particularly visible in the largest of the three centers, at the Phare gymnasium in Belfort. From Monday, a second vaccination line will open there, making it possible to vaccinate 240 people per day, against 120 currently.
“We can even open a third line, a fourth …”
“We make ourselves available as soon as there are enough vaccines”, explains Damien Meslot. The City of Belfort provides all the logistics for the center (tables, chairs, fridges, temperature probes, etc.). “There is a huge mobilization of doctors and nurses, as well as City staff. If deliveries increase, we can even open a third line, a fourth line… The Lighthouse is great! The objective is to be able to satisfy all the people who wish to be vaccinated, ”repeats the mayor.
Regarding mobile vaccination, after Bourogne and Vézelois this week, the Department’s teams will set up in the Andelnans exhibition center on April 12 and 13, at the Beaucourt gymnasium on April 14 and 15, and at the town hall of Vescemont on April 12 and 13. April 16. But these will only be second injections (700 in total), so no appointment slot is available for next week.
No ramp-up in the city
For vaccination in the city, that’s another story. Currently, 200 injections are performed each day by doctors or pharmacists in the Territoire de Belfort. “On our side, there is no increase in power”, regrets Frédérique Nassoy-Stehlin, president of the Order of doctors of the department. The controversies surrounding the AstraZeneca vaccine have also made the timing uncertain. “We have very little visibility on deliveries,” confirms the doctor. Especially since some appointments are starting to be canceled. “Mistrust is slowly rising despite the opinion issued by the European Medicines Agency”.
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