When their practice needs to close before vacation, doctors likely won’t feel like the Covid vaccination campaign is staying in the air. Injecting liberal caregivers is unsuccessful. The huge hopes these professionals had pinned on access to new vaccines, first to the Janssen vaccine, which has the advantage of requiring only one injection, and then to Moderna, the publicly acclaimed RNA messenger technology, did not materialize.
On June 2, about 3 million doses were stored by vaccinators, mainly in pharmacies, doctors or nurses. This is just a small fraction of the 47.7 million doses delivered in six months. But that’s three times more than Pfizer’s working capital, a vaccine exclusively for vaccination centers and hospitals and distributed in very large volumes (32 million doses received).