As reported, doctors in Brandenburg will be able to have corona vaccinations in their practices or during home visits from March in a model project. The interest of the practices in the model project was “very great”, said Christian Wehry, spokesman for the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVBB), on Saturday. Around 500 practices have already registered that wanted to participate in the state government’s project.
According to the KVBB, the aim is to identify a total of around 50 practices across the country that want to participate in the project at short notice. The involvement of general practitioners in the corona vaccinations was a result of the Brandenburg “vaccination summit” on Wednesday. So far, the medical practices are not allowed to offer corona vaccinations.
“We will test the vaccinations in some general practitioners’ practices,” said Health Minister Ursula Nonnemacher (Greens) in an interview with the “Lausitzer Rundschau” and the “Märkische Oderzeitung” (Saturday edition). On a larger scale, however, this can only work if sufficient vaccine is available. In addition, the federal government must change the vaccination ordinance for this, the minister said.
The goal of politics is to make everyone a vaccination offer by the end of September. “That means 3.5 million vaccinations for Brandenburg. To do this, we have to administer 440,000 vaccinations per month in April and 520,000 vaccinations from May onwards, ”she calculated.
In order to achieve the goal, the vaccination centers would have to go “full load”, according to the minister. In addition, the mobile vaccination teams must be strengthened, the clinics are in demand, and so are the doctors in private practice. She rejected criticism of the country’s vaccination strategy in the interview. Since the overloaded vaccination hotline at the beginning of January, the entire vaccination campaign has been permanently put in a “bad light”.
The term “vaccination chaos” was used. “It wasn’t messy. I reject that. ”It was clear that vaccines would initially not be available in sufficient quantities. Nevertheless, enormous expectations were stoked, the minister said. “In this long lockdown an expectation of salvation was raised that could not be fulfilled.”
In the meantime, the willingness to vaccinate in Brandenburg has increased week by week. In all federal states one has to struggle with problems. Nonnemacher: “It wasn’t any worse here than anywhere else.”
According to KVBB CEO Peter Noack, the model project for general practitioners can only be the first stage.
The Brandenburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians therefore supported Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) in his request to Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) to finally adapt the vaccination ordinance so that all medical practices that agree to be included across the board. According to Noack, a survey was started among almost 1900 medical practices to inquire about vaccination capacities. (dpa / bb)