Vienna vaccinates: Start of vaccination at doctor’s clinic postponed

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There are delays in the start of CoV vaccinations in the office-based sector. Actually, physicians should have started vaccinating at the end of March. But supply delays and bottlenecks now lead to a postponement.

“Realistically, the vaccinations in the established area start in mid-April,” said a spokesman for Health City Councilor Peter Hacker (SPÖ) according to APA. For the established area, it is planned that the active substances of the manufacturers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are provided for the vaccination. Now, however, there are delivery failures at AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson has announced delayed deliveries.

50 vaccine doses per week
Detailed discussions on the April vaccination launch are currently underway, he said. “The thinking is that 50 vaccine doses will be made available per week at doctor’s clinic,” the spokesperson said. In total, about 1,000 physicians have agreed to provide the CoV vaccinations. In doing so, there will be two options for physicians to provide to their patients.

In addition to their own clinics, time slots can also be reserved in provided “containers” or boxes, which will be converted into vaccination boxes, where vaccinations will then be given. For now, the plan is to convert five Covid Test containers into vaccination containers.

“Would manage 40,000 vaccinations per day”
Currently, vaccination is carried out in Vienna at the Austria Center Vienna and at eleven municipal vaccination centers. This is carried out by the organizations Red Cross, Johanniter, Green Cross and Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund. At the moment, around 6,700 people are given the first or second stitch of the vaccine every day.

More would be possible at any time, according to Hacker’s spokesman: “We would manage 40,000 vaccinations per day if there were enough vaccine.” Vaccinations are also given in Vienna at the vaccination centers of the Austrian Health Insurance Fund (ÖGK). Three of them were opened just this week.

  • source: orf.at/picture: derstandard.de
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