Vaccination is intensifying, but there is not yet a system for registering people for vaccinations

Seniors have already begun vaccinations

One and a half months after the start of vaccination, doctors and their volunteers, high-risk patients, staff and residents of nursing and social care institutions, staff of mobile points and social services have already been vaccinated.

Get started vaccinated educators, COVID-19 testing laboratory staff, outbreaks, other personal health care and pharmacy staff, soldiers, future Olympians and Paralympians, oncology patients, HIV-positive seniors over 80 years of age.

While vaccinating physicians and staff and residents of certain institutions, hospital patients, it was easier to control their flows. Having a list of people in a group makes it easy to line them up, schedule an injection, contact.

As the queue is formed and by age, the work will increase significantly. After all, these people, although belonging to the same age group, live in different places, especially the older ones do not necessarily have access to the Internet, a computer or a smartphone, not everyone follows the information published in the media or elsewhere.

To vaccinate seniors who are already in line, everyone should be contacted, asked if they want to be vaccinated, registered, and notified when and when they could receive the injection. Currently, seniors are being vaccinated in more than 10 municipalities, and next week they are planned to be vaccinated in major cities as well.

The municipality will use the registration system at its discretion

Municipalities now inform seniors of the time to vaccinate against COVID-19 in different ways. Some report registration for COVID-19 by phone or SMS, others invite residents to call the outpatient clinic.

Photo of Kaunas City Municipality / Medical institution

RC is developing a pre-registration system, which should facilitate the work of medical institution employees, the LRT radio show “Ryto garsai” announced on Saturday. The Ministry of Health (SAM) states that the population will be able to register for vaccination, RC explains that this would not be appropriate.

It is up to the municipalities to decide whether and how to use this system. As the Chancellor of the Ministry Jurgita Grebenkovienė told LRT radio, municipalities will be able to adapt the system to their needs, because they know best how to reach the population.

The system, which wants to publish vaccination times so people can register and then get reminders, should be up and running as early as this month. For the time being, it is being tested, followed by municipal training.

“There’s a huge amount of work here”

Diana Vilytė, the management director of the RC Service Center, which is developing the system, doubts whether the residents themselves should be allowed to register for vaccination. Because so far there are not enough vaccines themselves.

Photo by Vidmantas Balkūnas / 15min / Diana Vilytė

Photo by Vidmantas Balkūnas / 15min / Diana Vilytė

“What of the fact that people will come and sign up? All two million or one and a half million who want to get vaccinated. But there is no vaccine! ”- she told LRT radio and added that registration through family doctors would be more effective for the time being. They said they could register a person, all they had to do was go to the vaccine at the specified time.

Until now, this has required a number of steps, now the aim is to simplify the process “so that the vaccination process takes place, not the computerization process”.

But doctors are not happy about that. According to Tomas Kundrotė, the head of the family doctors’ union, this work would take a lot of time. She is already sacrificing her free time.

The doctor said she recently called her patients over the age of 80. He has half a hundred of them, took a good lunch and hasn’t talked to everyone yet.

Photo by's consultation

Photo by’s consultation

After all, a person at the same time asks to write a prescription or referral to another doctor, so that the call for one issue lasts up to 20-30 minutes of consultation.

“There is a huge amount of work here,” the interlocutor told LRT Radio. She guessed that even after starting online registration, seniors would still call the outpatient clinic themselves. It is likely that you will probably need not only a computer or a smartphone and the ability to use the Internet, but also a mobile signature, electronic banking – to verify your identity.

Lithuania has only vaccination procedures and priorities

Younger people at no risk, who are only scheduled to be vaccinated from July, have even more questions.

“How to find out when to get vaccinated is just one question. It is also worrying that the start of mass vaccination will undoubtedly lead to far more clutter than we have seen so far. After all, it is not known whether we will really have enough vaccines and whether that July will not be postponed, for example, until Christmas? .. ”Aušra from Klaipėda thought.

Beata, who lives in Vilnius, has declared her place of residence with her parents in the village, but has registered at a polyclinic near her home. She complained she didn’t understand where she would have to expect the vaccine.

Photo by Saulius Žiūra / Vaccination of doctors from Vilnius City Clinical Hospital against COVID-19

Photo by Saulius Žiūra / Vaccination of doctors from Vilnius City Clinical Hospital against COVID-19

SAM to the portal 15min questions about more precise vaccination plans provided only sleek answers.

“We note that what is called a vaccination plan in other countries in Lithuania is a description of the vaccination procedure and a description of the vaccination priority procedure,” the reply sent by the Ministry states. – These are the two main documents that set out the principles of vaccination and the implementation of vaccination.

A vaccination schedule is also prepared, which identifies the priority target groups for vaccination and their location in the calendar. This schedule shall be kept up to date with the quantities of vaccines received. “

Offers to look for a successful experience

At a recent press conference, Juozas Olekas, a member of the European Parliament (MEP), called on members of the community to learn from best practices from other countries, such as the world’s leading Israel.

“The example of Danish vaccination is that the provision of centralized information makes vaccination much more effective,” the politician said. – If you look at the data provided by Lithuania, you will see that part of this vaccine is not used every day.

Statistics from the Department of Statistics show that the number of (vaccinations) is not divided by the number of doses – either 6 or earlier 5. It means that some vaccines are not used in each center when there is a shortage of vaccines! ”

According to J. Olek, a centralized system that would allow for more efficient use of the received vaccines would be much better: Because otherwise we will not vaccinate some people not because of the lack of production, but because of the vaccination process in Lithuania. ”

Sends letters to residents

In Lithuania already vaccinated 3.48 percent population. Vaccination in a much larger population in Germany going a little slower, but much more information. There, each land carries out the whole process separately, but according to a common order.

Egle Zicari / In Germany, letters are sent to residents about COVID-19 vaccinations

Egle Zicari / In Germany, letters are sent to residents about COVID-19 vaccinations

In Baden-Württemberg, for example, it was announced at the end of last year where the region would operate in larger cities vaccination centers. At the end of January, similar centers began operating in smaller cities (according to the current plan, they should be operational by June, a later date will be decided according to the situation). It is planned that family doctors will be able to get vaccinated later.

A few weeks ago, all residents received letters from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration of the land explaining how the vaccination would take place. Register vaccination is available online, although so far only at-risk individuals can do so.

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