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On-duty pharmacies

No rapid antigen tests during the holidays



On 25 and 26 December, on-duty pharmacies will not perform certification of rapid antigen tests. (Photo: Maison Moderne/archives)

On 25 and 26 December, on-duty pharmacies will not perform certification of rapid antigen tests. (Photo: Maison Moderne/archives)

The Luxembourg pharmacists’ union (SPL) has announced that on-call pharmacies will not carry out certification of rapid tests during the coming holidays.

The union's reason for this decision is that there is a “huge demand from patients for the certification of rapid antigen tests (RATs) and a limited capacity in pharmacies”, while the “absolute priority of pharmacies remains the dispensing of medicines”.

The Luxembourg pharmacists' union also asks patients not to clog up telephone lines during on-call services to request appointments for rapid antigen tests.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.