Dr Suzanne Koy; Credit: SIP / Julien Warnand

Luxembourg's Ministry of State and Ministry of Health have confirmed that hospitals received a first delivery of 975 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday; an additional 975 doses will be delivered next Monday 18 January 2021.

Following the arrival of 4,875 new doses of the vaccine in Luxembourg on Monday this week, the four hospitals the Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN), the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM), the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) and the Hôpitaux Robert Schuman (HRS), as well as the Centre Hospitalier Neuro-Psychiatrique (CHNP), have begun vaccinating healthcare staff and all other categories of professionals and subcontractors within their structures.

Each hospital received a delivery of 975 doses on Tuesday, after having installed the necessary equipment to store the vaccine in the required conditions. Another delivery of 975 doses is scheduled for next Monday. In total, nearly 3,900 employees will be able to receive the first dose of this vaccine over the next two weeks. The second dose will be given after three weeks.

Vaccination of the entire hospital sector, including secondary sites, and other structures will be organised in collaboration with hospitals, which have set up an independent vaccination procedure. The procedure will be done in the same way as in the vaccination centres, although it is up to each hospital to define the prioritisation according to the services which are most exposed to coronavirus or considered at risk.

All hospital staff (around 12,000 people) will be vaccinated in the coming weeks in hospitals.