Doctors concerned about leftover Covid-19 vaccines

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The most uncertain issue in relation to the vaccination of seniors against Covid-19 is what to do with vaccines that will be left over or unused, representative of General Practitioners Association Pauls Princis told Latvian Television February 24.

He explained that more and more GPs were preparing for the vaccination of their patients against Covid-19. Most of the GPs, according to Princis, will be prepared to vaccinate their patients against Covid-19. It should be noted, however, that not every GP has a second or preventive working nurse. In addition, vaccination should be carried out separately and not at the time of working hours of the GP.

Princis said that in the first days of vaccines being administered at GPs' practices, response has been great. 

At the same time, he acknowledged that it was not quite clear what to do with those vaccines that would be left over or unused. In this situation, according to Princis, these vaccines must not be allowed to perish, and therefore action should be taken swiftly: the remaining vaccines could be administered, for example, to patients with chronic diseases. “It's my vision for these vaccines to be used. (..) Take a person who is there,” Princis said.


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