Berlin (dpa / bb) – In Berlin, the vaccinations against the corona virus are to start this morning. First, it is the turn of the residents of the nursing homes, who are considered a particularly vulnerable group. 60 mobile vaccination teams are available for this. The operations center is located in the old Terminal C of Tegel Airport. She set the routes for the start of vaccination. According to their information, 50 vaccinations per day are planned per team in the future. The teams drive to nursing homes across the city.
The employees of the nursing homes should also be vaccinated in parallel. The largest of the six vaccination centers in Berlin will go into operation on Sunday afternoon (2 p.m.) with 80 vaccination booths. It is housed in the arena hall in Treptow, where concerts and other events are usually held.
According to the Berlin Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, 90 doctors are on duty every day from December 27th to 30th in the mobile vaccination teams and in the Treptow vaccination center. The vaccinations are to be continued in the week after Christmas and expanded in the future. When exactly and in what order the other five vaccination centers will start is not yet known.
The capacities are initially limited by the amount of vaccine that is available. According to the health administration, Berlin initially received 9,750 vaccine doses from Biontech for the start. According to the health senator Dilek Kalayci (SPD), the vaccine is only coming gradually. The SPD politician expects that the vaccinations for the residents in the nursing homes will last until the beginning of February, those of the nursing staff until mid-February.
In the new year, Berliners over 80 who do not live in nursing homes are to be vaccinated. According to the health administration, you will receive an invitation in writing and then have to make an appointment at one of the vaccination centers.