Successful vaccination start at the Tyrolean ambulance service


Am Samstag wurden rund 250 Rettungsdienst-Mitarbeiter geimpft, heute folgen weitere 50.


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 The  Tyrol rescue service is happy about a “successful vaccination start”. At the weekend, the Covid-19 vaccinations started there: Around 250 employees made use of the offer and were vaccinated on Saturday. Rescue service personnel are very willing to vaccinate and reservations are low, according to the rescue service.

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Vaccination doses almost used up


 The  300 vaccination doses that the state of Tyrol provided us with for the first vaccinations are almost used up,” reports Thomas Fluckinger, chief physician of the Red Cross in Tyrol. ©

 The  medical team was able to vaccinate 252 employees on Saturday, and around 50 more people will follow on Monday. “This means that the employees who work in the screening lanes, in the mobile screening teams and in the antigen tests are vaccinated,” explains Fluckinger. In addition, the first emergency doctors and paramedics have already received their injections. ©

 The y come second on the priority list.


 The  employees who we vaccinated on Saturday are very grateful that they received the vaccination,” says Thomas Fluckinger. “You can tell,” says the chief physician, “that you have been waiting urgently for the vaccination.” ©

 The  vaccine from BioNTech / Pfizer is very well tolerated, and there is hardly any pain during the vaccination. “We still play it safe,” says Fluckinger. “©

 The  freshly vaccinated stayed in the waiting area for half an hour before we released them. ©

 The re were no incidents. “

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“No alternative to vaccination”

For paramedic Andreas Kreidl from Mayrhofen, one of those vaccinated on Saturday, there was never no doubt that he would be vaccinated, even though the vaccination is also done on a voluntary basis for the rescue service personnel. “I am glad that we could now be vaccinated so quickly. Everyone has to decide for themselves whether they want to be vaccinated. But I would recommend the vaccination to everyone. “Kreidl is convinced that” the vaccination offers additional protection, especially if you work in the rescue service almost every day “.

Rotkreuz chief physician Fluckinger is pleased that the vaccination morale among the paramedics is so high. “©

 The re is no alternative to vaccination,” he explains. “In my opinion, it is essential that our employees get vaccinated, especially with regard to virus mutations. Otherwise we cannot get the pandemic under control. ” (TT)

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