Doctors may give out too many pneumococcal injections

Utrecht (ANP) – General practitioners may distribute leftover pneumococcal vaccines from 2023 this spring to the target group for the 2024 shot. This group consists of people from the years 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964. They are actually candidates for injections in the fall.

The goals are to prevent waste and save money. It’s about vaccines getting too old and getting lost, According to the National GP Association LHV. People from last year’s target group who now regret not getting vaccinated may also still be eligible.

It’s really just a matter of leftovers, new vaccines aren’t available yet.

“Good and fast registration is essential. So that people who receive the vaccine in the spring are excluded from selection for the fall campaign.” LHV further confirms. And not everyone is meant to go to the doctor: “People who receive the vaccine in the spring should be properly informed that they are an exception. This is to prevent the emergence of a wider demand for vaccines,” according to the doctors. The club. .

Young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems in particular can get seriously ill from pneumococcus. The shot against her is for five years.

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