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Vaccine against Covid-19 and logistics: where are our European neighbors?


The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 promises to be extremely complex. Where are our European neighbors in their preparations?

The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 is starting to be organized in Europe.


has decided, in accordance with the recommendations of its ethics committee, to first immunize people at risk (retired people in particular), health personnel and “systemic” professions (teachers, police officers, etc.).

The sixteen German regions are responsible for implementing the vaccine plan.

In addition to around sixty vaccination centers which should open next month in barracks or sports grounds.


Covid-19: vaccination "throughout 2021"

The exhibition centers, numerous in this country which organizes a number of international fairs and exhibitions, will also be mobilized.

The city of Berlin will provide Tegel airport, which is closed in mid-November.

The Ministry of Defense will lend the refrigerators of the army barracks to keep the doses.

Medical students, firefighters, doctors and volunteers from associations will come to strengthen the mobile vaccination teams for retirement homes, which are very numerous in Germany.

Finally, Frankfurt airport, one of the world's largest hubs, is preparing to become the hub for the air transport of vaccines to Europe.

It has 12,000 m² of temperature-controlled warehouses, essential for storing medicines, and 2,000 m² of cold rooms, ideal for vaccines.

Boris Johnson has just appointed a minister in charge of vaccines

The United Kingdom

, out of Europe since Brexit, relies first on its national laboratory AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, which have developed a vaccine that is 70% or 90% effective according to the protocol of 'injection.

If this vaccine is approved, 4 million doses will be delivered to the UK by the end of the year, followed by another 40 million by the end of March 2021, out of a total of 100 million pre-reserved doses.

Boris Johnson, who has just appointed a minister in charge of vaccines, Nadhim Zahawi, should also order 40 million doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, which he asked for review by his regulator last week, and this Sunday, he assures have secured two million doses with Moderna.


Vaccine against Covid-19: transport, conservation ... the challenge of delivery

For the vaccinations, at least 42 sites (conference centers and other large venues across the country) are being prepared.

Stocks of syringes, rubber gloves, alcohol swabs and containers for used needles are also planned.

The Spanish population has been divided into eight groups


wants to go fast, very fast.

Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has set himself the goal of vaccinating a "very large" part of the 43 million Spaniards.

The country has recorded 1.6 million contaminations since the start of the crisis.

The vaccine ("la vacuna"), available in early 2021, will be administered in 13,000 clinics and health centers, said the president of the government.

To achieve this, the Spanish population has been divided into eight groups by the government: the first to be vaccinated will be health personnel, then the turn of the elderly in retirement homes, that of the elderly not living in nursing homes, will come. then chronically ill, severely disabled, essential workers, those who work face to face and, last on the list: the youngest.

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With the exception of Galicia, where regional authorities are considering a fine of up to 3,000 euros if a person unjustifiably refuses to be immunized against Covid-19, the freedom to be vaccinated is maintained in Spain.

The vaccine acceptance rate is quite high there (74.33% against 58.89% in France), according to a study in the journal Nature published on October 20.

An “unprecedented” campaign in Italy


wants to launch an “unprecedented” campaign from the end of January, starting with the most vulnerable populations, according to the Ministry of Health.

By September 2021, "a significant portion of Italians" will be bitten.

Rome, via the European “task force”, has pre-ordered 165 million doses.

Fifteen experts are currently working on how to deliver and store the doses.

In addition to town doctors and hospitals, they could set up "vaccino-dromes" and drive-ins.

65% of Italians, very affected by the Covid-19, are inclined to go through the sting box.

But the high profile virologist from the University of Padua, Andrea Crisanti, added fuel to the fire by saying: “Normally it takes 5 to 8 years to produce a vaccine.

So whoever arrives in January I won't.


Source: leparis

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