With the sharp increase in the corona numbers, the demand for vaccinations is also growing again.
Dresden / Stuttgart – With the strong increase in the corona numbers, the demand for vaccinations is also growing again. In Saxony, the 30 mobile vaccination teams are at the limit, said the German Red Cross on Monday on request. Instead of the planned 3,000 vaccinations, 4,500 were given on Saturday. Health Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) wants to double the capacity of these vaccination teams.
In Baden-Württemberg, the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians also reported new interest in corona vaccinations. Their number has risen continuously over the past four weeks. According to the information, at the beginning of October it was 85,000 doses in one week, but it rose to 107,000 at the end of the day. Of these, around 65,000 first and second vaccinations and 42,000 booster vaccinations last week.
With an incidence of 491.3 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and seven days on Monday, Saxony had the highest value nationwide. Because of the dramatic development, the so-called 2G rule now applies to restaurants, among other things. This means that only those who have recovered and who have been vaccinated have access, a negative test is not enough. The 2G rule is also up for debate in Baden-Württemberg. It is unclear whether such restrictions for unvaccinated people or the increasing number of cases will stimulate the demand for vaccinations.
With a seven-day incidence of 104.7 on Monday, Lower Saxony was far below the national average of 201.1. There, too, however, the demand for vaccinations is growing. In the past week, significantly more people were vaccinated than in the previous week, said the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. The number rose from almost 70,000 to around 110,000. Booster vaccinations in particular are picking up speed, but first and second vaccinations are also increasing. The Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians assumes that rules such as 2G mean that some people now decide in favor of a corona vaccination.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, 58 million people have been vaccinated against the corona virus at least once across Germany. This corresponds to a rate of 69.7 percent of the population for first-time vaccinations. According to this, 55.8 million people, or 67.1 percent of the population, have complete vaccination protection. According to the RKI, around 2.7 million people have already received a refresher. (dpa)