This and next week, general practitioners will be vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine, which the National General Practitioners Association (LHV) and the Ministry of VWS report in a statement. This is faster than expected and has to do with the rise of the British variant of the coronavirus. Other health care staff in GP care are likely to be vaccinated with the Astrazeneca vaccine in the second week of February.
The moment when general practitioners would be vaccinated has aroused a lot of discussion in recent weeks. General practitioners objected that many of them would not be vaccinated until February. General practitioners are at increased risk because they often come into contact with coronation patients. Last week, the LHV demanded the demissionary minister De Jonge van Health to make Pfizer vaccines available for 15,000 employees for general practitioners and employees in general medical emergency care. The Young didn‘t want to take this back then.
Now he’s gone, because the British variant of the virus is on the rise, confirms a spokesman for VWS. The LHV has therefore drawn up the statement together with the Ministry. The Moderna vaccine was provided for by some of the general practitioners on 25 January. Due to the rapid emergence of the British variant of the coronavirus, it was agreed that all general practitioners should be vaccinated quickly. They have an important role in the government‘s vaccination strategy and must therefore be protected when the vaccine is administered.
“ With these forecasts and the pressure it puts on direct covid emergency care, it is very important that we can keep GP’s emergency care upright. Precisely because of their important role in the vaccination strategy,” said demissionary Minister of Health De Jonge in the press release of the LHV.
15,000 general practitioners and emergency care workers will receive the Moderna vaccine this week and next week. After 28 days, a second prick follows. For the other 23,000 caregivers, the previous appointment with the Astrazeneca vaccine remains.