First vaccination center opened in Berlin

First vaccination center opened in Berlin

Following the primary Corona vaccinations in Berlin nursing houses by cell groups of docs and nurses, the primary of six vaccination facilities has additionally opened in the capital.


  • © dpa A lady working in a nursing house is vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus on the Arena Treptow Vaccination Center.

  • © dpa Nursing workers stand in a protracted line outdoors the Arena vaccination center in Berlin Treptow for vaccination in opposition to the coronavirus.

  • © dpa Employees of the German Red Cross (DRK), the German Armed Forces and support staff wait on the Arena Treptow vaccine center for the beginning of vaccinations in opposition to the coronavirus.

  • © dpa Two males wait for his or her vaccination in opposition to the coronavirus on the Arena Treptow vaccine center.

In the Arena Hall in Berlin-Treptow, beginning Sunday afternoon (December 27, 2020), staff from retirement and nursing houses and workers from hospitals obtained the shot in opposition to the harmful virus. Even earlier than the opening, dozens of individuals had lined up, and from 2 p.m. they have been admitted.

6 Corona vaccination facilities in Berlin

Where live shows have been held earlier than the pandemic, 80 cubicles have been arrange for vaccination. The enviornment is the most important of the six Berlin vaccination facilities. By Dec. 30, 2020, 90 docs are anticipated to work every day in the cell vaccination groups in addition to in the sector. The different 5 vaccination facilities are anticipated to be up and working when there are sufficient provides of vaccine. It has not but been decided when that might be.

Many volunteers assist Corona vaccination facilities

The vaccination facilities are organized by the help organizations below the management of the Red Cross (DRK) with many volunteers. The vaccinating docs come from the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung (KV). The venture is supported by the German Armed Forces.

Two vaccine doses required per particular person

According to the well being administration, Berlin initially obtained 9750 vaccine doses for the vaccination launch. The frozen materials had solely arrived on Saturday. Two doses are wanted per particular person. Those who’re vaccinated now will obtain the second shot in January. On Monday, shut to twenty,000 extra doses ought to arrive, adopted by one other spherical of near 30,000 models on Wednesday. From the start of 2021, weekly deliveries of slightly below 30,000 vaccine doses are then anticipated.

Elderly folks to be vaccinated first

Health Senator Dilek Kalayci (SPD) stated 200 million euros have been budgeted for the development and operation of the vaccination facilities. "We want to proceed with vaccination here very quickly depending on the availability of the vaccine." Next up, she stated, might be folks over the age of 80, which is about 200,000, adopted by these over 70.

Arena massive sufficient for 5000 vaccinations a day

DRK state chairman Mario Czaja emphasised, "We feel well prepared." After the check on December 23, he stated, procedures had nonetheless been improved in some locations, akin to admission and fever taking, to keep away from congestion. The enviornment can vaccinate as much as 5,000 folks a day, he stated. However, he stated, they begin with 800 to 900 folks invited for vaccination per day.

Burkhard Ruppert: "Desperately waiting for more vaccine."

For the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (kassenärztliche Vereinigung), Burkhard Ruppert stated, "Everything is prepared. It just depends on how much vaccine we get. We are now desperately waiting for more vaccine."

Bundeswehr gives 450 troopers to help

Bundeswehr General Jürgen Uchtmann stated 450 troopers had been scheduled to offer assist for all of Berlin. For the sector, he stated, 70 troopers had initially been deployed. They would register folks, doc the vaccination and transport the vaccine from on-site processing to the docs.

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