Builder Richard Lugner received his first corona vaccination on Tuesday. “I survived it well, I’m fine,” says the 88-year-old. In Vienna, around 43,000 over-80s will be vaccinated in the coming weeks.
He was injected with the vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer. The builder’s only concern was that the puncture might bleed more because he was taking blood-thinning medication. “So I didn’t look, but it didn’t bleed anyway,” said Lugner. The date for the second immunization is in mid-March.
Vaccination appointments for March
Since last week, all citizens over 80 years of age in Vienna have been vaccinated against infection with the coronavirus. Until now, this was only possible for people from this age group who, for example, had previous illnesses.
Around 43,000 over-80s are earmarked for the vaccination in Vienna, including around 11,000 over-85s. So far, 4,000 people have been contacted and given vaccination appointments. This means that the capacities for February are exhausted. Next, dates are now being assigned for March. Those who get vaccinated get the vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer.
It is mainly administered in one of the two new vaccination streets: This is an existing influenza vaccination center at Gasgasse 7-9 in Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus and a municipal district office on Schrödingerplatz in the Danube city. In the coming weeks – depending on the amount of vaccine delivered – more such vaccination centers will be put into operation, it said.