The vaccinations are slowly but surely picking up speed. Four questions and answers on this topic:
How many people have been vaccinated in Leverkusen so far?
In the first two weeks since the vaccination campaign started, almost 1,000 doses have been ordered for ten care facilities in Leverkusen, according to the North Rhine Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVNO), which is responsible for the vaccination process.
What about citizens over 80 who do not live in a care facility?
From the third calendar week (from January 18), letters will be sent to all citizens over the age of 80, in which they will be informed about the vaccination process and how they will get their vaccination appointment.
In addition to the telephone hotline ☎ 116117, appointments should also be made online, announced KV spokesman Heiko Schmitz. He didn’t want to give any further details. The appointments for the corona vaccinations will start on January 25th. The NRW Ministry of Health confirmed this at the request of the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger”.
What about people over 80 who can’t make it to the vaccination center on their own?
The city administration of Leverkusen announces that anyone over 80 years of age who needs help with transport because he or she has limited mobility should receive support. The topic is currently being discussed in a working group. However, if you are over 80 years old and completely immobile, you will have to be patient. Since the vaccine currently available from Biontech is extremely temperature-sensitive, it cannot be transported from house to house, according to the Ministry of Health. The approval of Moderna’s second vaccine could help, points out Ariane Czerwon, spokeswoman for the city administration.
Why is there no vaccination quota for Leverkusen so far?
The Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians reports all the numbers of those vaccinated to the Robert Koch Institute. However, they have not yet published up-to-date vaccination numbers, not even for individual cities or districts, explains Schmitz. The KV spokesperson explains that the reporting process is being worked on: “There may be reports to the municipalities or health authorities promptly.” City spokeswoman Czerwon also points out that a vaccination rate is only partially meaningful: there are also people who are do not want to be vaccinated for health reasons, for example because they are pregnant or have asthma. (with pb)
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