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The perfect start to the family doctor vaccination

2021-04-08T06:07:36.796Z

The vaccination campaign among general practitioners in the district has got off to a good start. Most doctors started yesterday Wednesday, some on Tuesday, a few last week. The first experience shows: It is a lot of work and sometimes the call comes as a surprise to the patient.



The vaccination campaign among general practitioners in the district has got off to a good start.

Most doctors started yesterday Wednesday, some on Tuesday, a few last week.

The first experience shows: It is a lot of work and sometimes the call comes as a surprise to the patient.

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- Reiner Schwaiger, long-time deputy district administrator from Weilheim, had already mentally prepared for his vaccination appointment yesterday morning.

The 79-year-old was to be immunized a few hours later in Peißenberg when the phone suddenly rang - with surprising news: An employee of his long-time family doctor Dr.

Alexander Schießler was on the line and asked if he and his wife Karin (77) could come over at short notice.

Biontech for both of them in familiar surroundings instead of Astrazeneca just for him in a foreign vaccination center - the couple didn't have to think twice.

“Mr. Schiessler is practically part of the family.

I didn't even feel the spades, ”said Schwaiger happily.

On Wednesday evenings, every family doctor knows how many doses of vaccine he will get the following week

Just like the couple, it should be for many these days.

According to Dr.

Peter Lidzba, who is from Penzberg, has taken over the post of medical coordinator in the district from Martin Kayser from Schongau, and the vaccination campaign has got off to a good start.

"Last week, more than 400 cans of Astrazeneca were inoculated on Wednesday and Thursday from the special delivery of the state government, which is impressive despite the vacation and quarter change," says Lidzba.

But which family doctor gets how much vaccine?

"The order must be received by the pharmacies every Tuesday at noon," explains Dr.

Philipp Kircher from Peißenberg, pharmacy spokesman for the district.

As a rule, every practice has a master pharmacy, which is the first point of contact.

Every general practitioner can order a maximum of 50 doses of vaccines, in group practices an additional 50 doses are possible for each additional doctor.

“On Wednesday evening we will find out whether there is enough vaccine available at the wholesaler to be able to supply every family doctor sufficiently,” says Kircher.

Many doctors would have received the full amount, but a large practice with four doctors, for example, only received 100 doses instead of the 200 ordered.

“I don't know how the selection is made,” says Kircher.

Lidzba expects that around 60 percent of the amount ordered will be delivered.

Problems with Astrazeneca feared

From Wednesday evening onwards, every general practitioner knows how much he can vaccinate next week and can start calling patients.

"This is of course very time-consuming and time-consuming, but it works well," says the Peitinger family doctor, Dr.

Philipp Wagner.

What he found: Among his patients there were still a few from priority group one who had not yet been vaccinated.

He started with the first six patients on Tuesday and wants to be through with the 48 doses on Friday - because Biontech is to be delivered this week and next, where six doses can be drawn from one ampoule, the doctors only have 48 doses instead of 50 receive.

"All patients were enthusiastic, there were hardly any problems - that should be more difficult with Astrazeneca," Schwant Wagner.

Lidzba believes that too.

Although it has not yet been agreed for him that, as previously planned, the general practitioners should only vaccinate Astrazeneca in the future.

“The acceptance is simply not there.

Out of 100 patients we called, only eight wanted to be vaccinated, ”says Lidzba.

Schießler confirms this: “The vaccine is often rejected.

There could soon be a lot more need for discussion. "

Doctors could also vaccinate more

The pharmacist Kircher is also happy that Biontech will be delivered again next week - because the necessary material is there.

“Otherwise there could be a shortage of syringes and needles,” he fears.

At the same time, he hopes that it will not stay at the maximum of 50 weekly doses per doctor, but that this number will increase.

Lidzba would also welcome that: In order to cope with the volume, he even hired an additional vaccinator in his practice and used his entire weekly quota of 48 doses - he had ordered 96 - on Wednesday alone.

"We could easily push in a second day, but unfortunately the vaccine is missing," Lidzba regrets.

Until then, the doctors are making the best of it.

Wagner from Peiting is already brooding on Thursday's vaccination plan for the next week, as are many of his colleagues.

And if someone is absent at short notice, a married couple like the Schwaigers who are available at short notice will be happy.

By the way: Everything from the region is now also available in our new, regular Weilheim-Penzberg newsletter and Schongau newsletter.

Source: merkur

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