The German Center for Seniors in Halberstadt violated the arrangements and vaccinated the first person on Saturday. The central authorities did not like this.
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The largest vaccination campaign in history, which began on Sunday in all European Union countries, began the day before in Germany. On Saturday, 101-year-old Edith Quesala was inoculated at the Seniors Center in Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt, followed by about 40 other residents. 10 nurses were also vaccinated.
The European Union vaccination campaign is due to start on Sunday. However, Tobias Krueger, director of the nursing home, did not want to wait. “Every day is a very long day,” he told Die Welt.
At a center for the elderly in Halberstadt in the Harz Mountains, two-thirds of the population choose 59 vaccinations and a quarter of 40 employees. Among them was the manager of the house Kruger.
On January 15, in less than three weeks, residents and workers at a nursing home will receive a second vaccine. Only then will the full effect of the BionTech vaccine from Mainz be guaranteed with its US partner Pfizer.
Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn was surprised by the vaccination in Halberstadt. This was stated by his spokesman in an interview with the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag”.
He stressed that “we have agreed with all member states of the European Union, as well as with the authorities of 16 German federal states, that we will deliver the vaccine on Saturday and we will vaccinate from Sunday.”
According to the regulation of German federal authorities, people over the age of 80 and hospital employees should be vaccinated first.
By the end of the year, 1.3 million doses of vaccines will be delivered to Germany. According to Jens Spahn, 700,000 jobs will be transferred in January. Weekly vaccinations.