1. October 22, 2020

    Influenza vaccines: the FAMHP conducts a survey of all pharmacies.

    Source: FAMHP

    Griepvaccins: het FAGG doet een bevraging bij alle apotheken

    Vaccins contre la grippe: l'AFMPS mène une enquête auprès de toutes les pharmacies

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  2. October 20, 2020

    Coronavirus: Belgium agrees on procurement of Janssen's (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine candidate

    Source: FAMHP

    The European Commission is holding negotiations on behalf of the Member States for procurement procedures for COVID-19 vaccines and is presenting contracts to the Member States. In Belgium, the Advisory Committee responsible for the analysis of the procurement files issued a positive recommendation for Janssen's (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine candidate. The Interministerial Conference (IMC) for Public Health has followed the advice. Belgium will buy the vaccine when the it is authorised.

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  3. October 15, 2020

    Influenza vaccine: another million doses are on the way and will be distributed to pharmacies at the end of October, beginning of November.

    Source: FAMHP

    Griepvaccin: nog een miljoen dosissen zijn op komst en zullen eind oktober, begin november worden verdeeld naar de apotheken

    Vaccin contre la grippe : un million de doses sont encore prévues et seront distribuées dans les pharmacies fin octobre, début novembre

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  4. October 15, 2020

    Limited availability of the Pneumovax 23® vaccine: recommendations for prescribers, (hospital) pharmacists and wholesalers

    Source: FAMHP

    Beperkte beschikbaarheid van het vaccin Pneumovax 23®: aanbevelingen aan voorschrijvers, (ziekenhuis)apothekers en groothandelaars

    Disponibilité limitée du vaccin Pneumovax 23® : recommandations aux prescripteurs, aux pharmaciens (hospitaliers) et aux grossistes

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  5. October 9, 2020

    Influenza vaccine: 10% already delivered to the patient, two-thirds still to be delivered to the (hospital) pharmacies.

    Source: FAMHP

    Griepvaccin: al 10 % afgeleverd aan de patiënt, twee derden moet nog aan de (ziekenhuis)apotheken worden geleverd

    Vaccin contre la grippe : déjà 10 % des stocks livrés au patient, les deux tiers restent à livrer aux pharmacies (hospitalières)

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  6. October 8, 2020

    IFAPP Today newsletter

    Source: IFAPP

    Please find here the link to the IFAPP TODAY newsletter of October 2020.

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  7. October 8, 2020

    Central traceability register: the traceability of certain implants to become compulsory

    Source: FAMHP

    From 1 May 2021, notification of the insertion or removal of implants will become compulsory for the implants listed in the annex to the Royal Decree of 27.09.2020 relating to the Central Traceability Register (RCT in French). This notification was already possible (but not compulsory) for all implants since 2014.

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  8. October 8, 2020

    Coronavirus: EMA starts first rolling reviews of COVID-19 vaccines

    Source: FAMHP

    EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP), in which the FAMHP takes part, has started the first ‘rolling reviews’ of COVID-19 vaccines. The review concerns the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford and the vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer. 

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  9. October 6, 2020

    Coronavirus – a new validation procedure for serological tests

    Source: FAMHP

    In April 2020, the Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) and Sciensano set up an extraordinary validation procedure for serological tests for SARS-CoV-2. The procedure turned out to be effective during the initial phase of the pandemic. The situation being experienced by the manufacturers and distributors of these tests and by the clinical laboratories carrying out the tests has now returned to normal. This is why a staged return to the conventional way of working is now being implemented.

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  10. October 6, 2020

    Influenza vaccine: people over 50 can obtain vaccine from a pharmacy without a prior prescription.

    Source: FAMHP

    Griepvaccin: 50-plussers kunnen zonder voorafgaand voorschrift vaccin halen bij de apotheek

    Vaccin contre la grippe : les personnes de 50 ans et plus peuvent se faire délivrer le vaccin sans prescription préalable en pharmacie

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