On Wednesday, Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) announced the lifting of the prioritization of all corona vaccines in medical practices.
Friedrich Kiener, family doctor and head of the vaccination center in Unterschleißheim, is stunned: "It is outrageous to blind people into the belief that everyone would get their vaccination sooner."
- The fact is that vaccination doses are still in short supply in practices. “But people are publicly led to believe that we now have astronomical amounts of vaccine.” The reality is different. Dr. With four doctor's seats, Kiener would be entitled to 200 doses a week. In fact, there are just 36 cans this week. The highest amount so far was once 109 vaccine doses. In addition, the second vaccinations will come from next week, which will be given with the highest priority in order to ensure the effectiveness of the vaccine. This means that if the delivery quantity remains the same, even fewer people will receive an initial vaccination. "Here politics is carried out on the back of the family doctors, we have only actually managed the deficiency caused by politics from the start," says Kiener angrily.
People face angry and disappointed in practice
This would only fuel anger, vaccination envy and social division.
The doctor now feels this every day in e-mails and phone calls.
Less than five minutes after Söder's announcement that the vaccination prioritization was to be lifted, around 20 people were in his practice and wanted to be vaccinated immediately.
“They were of course angry and disappointed when we had to send them back home.” Kiener understands this: “People are up to the top of their lower lip because they are constantly given false hopes.” In fact, Kiener thinks it's good, if it were no longer prioritized so strongly.
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The loss of confidence in the Astrazeneca vaccine caused by the political back and forth and also by the media makes life even more difficult for the doctors, according to Kiener. Because more and more people over the age of 60 are refusing to be vaccinated with Astrazeneca. “They then say: Then I won't even get vaccinated. That of course also slows our vaccination progress, ”says Kiener. He is now considering starting a large vaccination campaign with the "Johnson & Johnson" vaccine together with the BRK in Unterschleissheim as soon as the vaccine can be ordered. "Maybe on the Kaufland parking lot, I could well imagine."