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GPs to administer covid-19 vaccines



Starting 2 August, generalist practitioners in Luxembourg will begin administering coronavirus vaccine jabs SIP / Emmanuel Claude

Starting 2 August, generalist practitioners in Luxembourg will begin administering coronavirus vaccine jabs SIP / Emmanuel Claude

Luxembourg general practitioners (GPs) will start administering vaccines against the coronavirus starting 2 August.

The grand duchy in December last year launched its vaccination campaign and in August is planning to slowly close its vaccination centres. People who did not use their invitation to get vaccinated at one of the centres will soon be able to get their jab at a GP’s office.

Starting next week, four GP’s offices in Esch-sur-Alzette, Mersch, Redange-sur-Attert and Strassen will begin offering the vaccines as part of a pilot phase. More surgeries will follow in the weeks of 9 and 16 August.

The full list of doctor’s offices taking part in the scheme will be available online. Paediatricians can also sign up to take part in the next phase of the vaccination campaign with children as young as 12 eligible to receive the Pfizer/Biontech jab.

Doctors will be able to order the Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca and Pfizer/Biontech inoculations and discuss with their patients which jab they will receive.

“Doctors are their patients' person of trust and play an essential role for the success of the vaccination campaign in Luxembourg. Together we can defeat covid-19,” said health minister Paulette Lenert (LSAP) in a statement.