Covid-19: Czech GPs to get Moderna vaccine in surgeries

General practitioners will receive the Moderna anti-coronavirus vaccine directly to their surgeries as of next week, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš told reporters following a meeting with representatives of doctors.

Babiš said that should speed up the process especially for some 216,000 people waiting to be vaccinated by GPs, over 10 percent of whom are seniors over the age of 80.

GPs are expected to receive 454,000 doses of Moderna in May and June. According to the chairman of the Association of General Practitioners Petr Šonka, 70,000 doses will be delivered every week, of which 50,000 will be delivered to GP’s surgeries, with the rest intended for people receiving their second dose.

Until now, GPs have received mainly vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. According to Šonka, vaccines from AstraZeneka will be delivered in May only about enough to cover the requirements for the second dose of vaccination.

Author: Brian Kenety