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Corona in Bavaria: Söder relies on the "vaccination hierarchy" - Huml warns of the "challenge"

2020-10-30T22:00:00.450Z

The Bavarian cabinet with Prime Minister Markus Söder has decided on a corona vaccine concept. The implementation will probably not be easy.



The Bavarian cabinet with Prime Minister Markus Söder has decided on a corona vaccine concept.

The implementation will probably not be easy.

  • Once a

    vaccine

    against

    Sars-CoV-2 is

    approved, the demand will be high.

  • Bavaria is

    currently

    planning to implement the

    corona vaccination

    with

    100 million euros

    .

  • Prime Minister

    Markus Söder (CSU)

    would like to

    give priority

    to

    risk patients

    .

Munich - While the number of infections is increasing daily, the whole world is hoping that a

vaccine

* against the

coronavirus

* will

soon

be used.

There

should be no

compulsory vaccination

.

In spite of this, the vaccine will probably not be available in sufficient quantities from the outset for all who want to protect themselves voluntarily.

The Bavarian cabinet has therefore decided on a vaccination concept.

For the time being,

100 million euros

are available for implementation.

Research

is currently being carried out at high pressure

on almost

200

possible corona vaccines worldwide, including the projects of the German companies

Biontech

and

CureVac

.

Biontech's active ingredient is already in the final phase of

clinical testing

- as one of around a dozen candidates.

Nevertheless, the

Federal

Ministry of

Health

officially

expects

a usable vaccine at the beginning of next year at the earliest.

It is also still open how long vaccination protection lasts and whether it only protects against a severe course * or against transmission.

+

Markus Söder (CSU) relies on a clear ranking for a possible corona vaccination.

© Peter Kneffel / dpa

Corona in Bavaria: Söder (CSU) presents schedule for vaccination

Either way - the demand will be great.

And when the time comes, no time should be wasted.

The state government is therefore already setting priorities.

There is a

“clear vaccination hierarchy”

for Bavaria

, says

Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU *)

.

According to this, classic

risk patients

- i.e. old people, the chronically ill, residents of old people's and nursing homes and facilities for the disabled -

should be vaccinated first

.

Elderly people in particular pose a particular challenge in vaccination research. As their

immune system is

already weaker than it was in younger years, experts consider it likely that they will need a larger amount of vaccine.

In addition,

occupational groups

that

are particularly

at risk of

infection should be present

in the first wave of vaccinations - in particular medical and nursing staff.

The same applies to those who work in the police, fire brigade or in the health sector in sensitive areas of the critical infrastructure.

Even those who are at high risk due to cramped living conditions should be among the first to be protected.

. @ Markus_Soeder is hoping for the first approved vaccines at the end of this, beginning of next year.

"If there is a #vaccine, I will definitely get vaccinated." #BRextra #Coronavirus #Corona

- BR24 (@ BR24) October 12, 2020

Coronavirus in Bavaria: Centers for vaccine a "logistical challenge"

In order to be able to vaccinate all these people quickly and efficiently, the state government is planning to set up

vaccination centers

in Bavaria, which should be comparable to today's test centers.

“A logistical challenge,”

says Health Minister

Melanie Huml (CSU)

.

Ultra-low freezers

must be

used

for storage temperatures of minus 70 degrees

.

In addition,

mobile vaccination teams

are

to be set up in all rural districts and urban districts

, which, for example, vaccinate entire old people's and nursing homes or visit

disabled

people at home.

When the Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance

Physicians was

first asked in

1851, doctors

agreed to carry out the vaccinations in the centers or mobile teams.

The vaccination commission at the

Robert Koch Institute

* expects that a comprehensive vaccination of the population will take until 2022.

Therefore, a noticeable change in the

infection process

* will not occur immediately, said the virologist

Thomas Mertens

.

"If you can vaccinate 100,000 people a day, and that is a challenge, you need 150 days to vaccinate 15 million people."

* Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network.

Angela Merkel announced a limited lockdown for Germany, Markus Söder wants to declare a disaster for Bavaria.

Today he is making a government statement.

You can read all the news about the coronavirus in Bavaria in our ticker.

List of rubric lists: © Peter Kneffel / dpa

Source: merkur

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