January 29, 2022

the Association of Mayors of France calls on Olivier Véran on “supply restrictions” in Pfizer vaccines

David Lisnard said he was alerted by mayors to these supply difficulties, especially in “Biarritz, Castres or Troyes”.

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The tone is courteous, but firm. In a letter sent Thursday, December 2 to Olivier Véran, the president of the newly elected Association of Mayors of France (AMF) and mayor of Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), David Lisnard, calls on the government to “supply restrictions” in Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines in certain vaccination centers.

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While France is entering full force into a fifth wave of contamination with the Deta variant, and the emergence of the Omicron variant raises fears of reduced vaccine effectiveness, the city councilor says he is alerted by mayors to these supply difficulties. TO “Biarritz, Castres or Troyes”, mayors reportedly reported having received instructions “to open up new vaccination opportunities only with Moderna vaccines”, writes David Lisnard.

“To guarantee the success of the vaccination campaign, it seems essential to us to guarantee our fellow citizens the administration of the same vaccine as for their previous injections and to provide the vaccination centers with the same quantities of Pfizer vaccines as before”, again asserts David Lisnard, who asks Olivier Véran if the supply difficulties result “directives [venues du] ministry “.

Invited Wednesday from franceinfo, Professor Alain Fischer, president of the Orientation Council for the vaccine strategy, ensured that there was “doses in adequate quantities” for the recall campaign. The Minister of Health Olivier Véran also recalled that he had requested the reopening of 300 vaccination centers, as well as the reactivation of existing vaccination lines in the centers, in order to avoid too much flow in the vaccination campaign. of the booster dose against Covid-19.