Strong demand for free Covid-19 antigen tests in pharmacies – Coronavirus Vienna

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In the past two weeks alone, around 280,000 people have had themselves tested in pharmacies.
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Covid-19 antigen tests are carried out free of charge in around 900 pharmacies. © www.de24.news The  offer continues to be heavily used.

In the past two weeks, around 280,000 people have had themselves tested in pharmacies.

“With the free antigen rapid tests, the pharmacies around the corner help to fight the pandemic in a reliable, safe and uncomplicated way. © www.de24.news The  pharmacists are giving a great many people more quality of life and freedom and they show that they are there for people and their needs are “, says Ulrike Mursch-Edlmayr, President of the Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists

Free rapid antigen tests at these pharmacies

Around two thirds of all pharmacies currently carry out free rapid antigen tests. © www.de24.news The  specialized pharmacies can be found at www.apothekerkammer.at. Certified rapid antigen tests intended for a nasopharyngeal swab are used. © www.de24.news The  sample swabs are taken in compliance with the necessary protective and hygiene precautions. A negative test result is confirmed by the pharmacy and is valid within 48 hours for the use of body-friendly services. If the test result is positive, immediate self-quarantine and a subsequent PCR test are necessary. © www.de24.news The  pharmacy reports to the health authorities.





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Strong demand free Covid19 antigen tests pharmacies Coronavirus Vienna

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