Corona vaccinations are being held in formerrapid test boxes in five districts starting today. Doctors have 5,000 vaccine doses available for this purpose this week.
In mid-November, the city started with the first “testboxes”. In the “mobile ordinations” Viennese with symptoms could get quick certainty whether they are only plagued by a cold or whether they are perhaps infected with the Coronavirus, we reported.
Five of these cold symptoms boxes are now being put to a new use: At five locations for the time being (Ludwig von Höhnel-Gasse in Favoriten, Wundtgasse in Meidling, Mildeplatz in Ottakring, Hahnemanngasse in Floridsdorf, and Erzherzog Karl-Strasse in Donaustadt), the “check boxes” will become “mini-vaccination streets.”
Physicians in private practice who cannot or do not want to vaccinate against the coronavirus in their offices can rent a room here for a certain period of time. Today, punctually at 7 a.m., the first Corona vaccine was placed in one of the new “mini-vaccination streets” by a doctor in private practice. And there will be more: for this week, the city will provide the doctors with about 5,000 doses. Only vaccines from the manufacturers AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson will be used, because they are easier to store.
Starting next week, vaccinations will also be given in the doctors’ offices themselves. So far, around 1,000 doctors have expressed their interest to the city. Full details of the start of vaccination in private practices will be announced this morning by Peter Hacker, City Councillor for Health, and Johannes Steinhart, Vice President of the Vienna Medical Association.
- sources: wien.gv.at and heute.at/picture: wien.orf.at
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