Can Germany still announce the vaccination turbo?

Can Germany still announce the vaccination turbo?
A general view of the interior of a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center at the Velodrom (velodrome-stadium) in Berlin, Germany February 17, 2021. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS

Large deliveries expectedAfter the vaccination, the vaccinationHow is the German vaccination campaign going? Does it threaten the vaccination pass? If you imagine the vaccination campaign like a country game Germany against England, then the forces in the square would be pretty clear at the moment.

The trained English Nationalelf lets the ball run skillfully through the rows and plays the German opponent looking for order in phase to the wall. Over 17.8 million vaccinations since the start of the game have been made by the Englishmen in the box, 2.3 million have been added last week. The Germans have only reached 6.2 million vaccinations, 1.1 million in the last week.

The German vaccination campaign could therefore take the right ride – if the active ingredients supplied were brought to the woman and the man in a timely manner. The nationwide vaccination centres, which are now still running on half a flame, will no longer be sufficient with their capacities. Instead of a seed plant, the vaccination threatens.

“At the end of March, April, we will have an effort to persevere everything,” she said in the ZDF. Nurse in a mosque in Bradford: In the UK, vaccination is also carried out in pharmacies, hospitals and many doctoral practices. (Source: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters)The around 440 vaccination centres in Germany are currently in the forefront of up to 190,000 cans a day.

In full operation, almost 2.4 million vaccinations are possible within seven days. The Federal Government therefore plans to administer more than 7 million doses per week at the beginning of the third quarter. An enquiry from t-online at the relevant national offices revealed that, for example, the vaccination centres in Lower Saxony are preparing to adapt the vaccination performance to the announced increased vaccine deliveries by increasing the number of vaccination teams from 120 to 200 at the present time.

The Senate Administration in Berlin informed that it was expected to be on the 8th March the sixth and last large vaccination centre will be operational in the capital. In Saxony, an extension of the opening hours of the vaccination centres and an extension of the vaccination routes in the facilities are planned. In Bremen and Bremerhaven, the vaccination centres will be expanded in the coming days, from a capacity of 3,200 vaccinations per day to over 16,000.

Baden-Württemberg wants to increase the throughput in the centers from currently a maximum of 60,000 vaccinations to 80,000 per day. North Rhine-Westphalia has adapted its requirements to the vaccination facilities and in future seeks a target mark of 8,000 instead of 7,000 vaccinations per 70,000 inhabitants within one month – that would be two million vaccinations within four weeks. That would be about 3.5 million a week and still not enough for the 7.5 million mentioned by Chancellor Merkel.

Hundreds of doctors and hospitals are now also involved in the vaccination campaign, but also several hundred pharmacies. Hops on the beach: In Tel Aviv, an employee of the aid organization “Magen David Adom” gives a young woman the vaccination. In neighbourhoods of Orthodox Jews, for example, free meals were given for vaccination.

In the United States, where the vaccination campaign also progressed rapidly, the fast food chain gave employees four hours of paid free time to get inoculated. There, too, pharmacy chains as well as the retail giant Walmart play a decisive role in bringing the vaccines among the people. In Germany too, there are reflections on the vaccination campaign.

An important role here is to play first the mobile vaccination teams, which have almost completed their work in the old and nursing homes. Three vaccination buses were used in a pilot project in Saxony. The actions are aimed primarily at older people who do not live in homes but are still restricted in their movement.

First pilot projects in Praxen go to the startHowever, in this country the involvement of doctors’ practices will be decisive, as the federal government provides in phase two of the campaign. Hamburg wants to start “with first decentralised vaccination offers in Praxen at the beginning of the month. According to the State Ministry of Health and Care, Bavaria has launched pilot projects to integrate certain doctoral practices into the infrastructure of the vaccination centres.

However, several national governments point out that the federal government must first create the conditions for the involvement of domestic physicians. The German Federal Association of Cassidy (KBV) therefore calls for the Federal Ministry of Health to finally make the necessary changes to the vaccination regulation. In addition, the bureaucratic effort for the practices must be kept low and adequate remuneration must be regulated.

Based on the (predictive) assumption that they will each administer 20 vaccine doses per day, we would get to five million vaccinations every week!” Thus, domestic physicians and vaccination centres could jointly ensure that the vaccination turbo is finally starting in Germany.