According to its own information, the state sees an initial positive effect in the number of infected residents in Tyrolean old people’s homes. The number of infected people there has fallen significantly. The vaccinations seem to have their protective effect, it said. In 138 communities the over 80-year-olds are already vaccinated or it will be their turn this week.
The number of reservations for vaccinations via the platform www.tirolimpft.at is 137,800.
Good news from Tyrolean retirement homes
To date, 12,855 first and 9,460 second vaccinations have been given in the Tyrolean old people’s homes and nursing homes. Eight residents and 28 employees in the retirement and nursing homes are currently considered to be actively infected with the coronavirus. At the end of December 2020, when the first vaccinations began in the facilities, there were still 143 residents and 117 employees who were actively infected with the coronavirus. For residents, this is a decrease of almost 18 times, for employees by 4 times, the state announced.
Priority in the Schwaz district
The occurrence of the South African virus mutation, especially in the main affected district of Schwaz, is also used to rank the communities.
The majority of the over 80-year-olds in the communities in the Schwaz district have already been vaccinated in recent weeks. By the end of next week at the latest, all over 80-year-olds who want to be vaccinated in the municipalities of the Schwaz district are expected to be vaccinated.
Innsbruck is also busy vaccinating
The vaccination station in the Innsbruck Exhibition Center, which was set up on behalf of the State of Tyrol, has been in operation since the end of January. Currently, doctors and professional groups from the health sector are mainly vaccinated. This corresponds to phase one of the country’s vaccination plan.
The vaccinations themselves went smoothly and without complications, according to the Innsbruck mayor’s office.
The infrastructure in the fair is designed in such a way that it can be started up quickly at any time. Depending on the vaccination doses available, the number of berths and the use of staff would be adjusted. “Innsbruck is always ready to handle large quantities – we can do 750 vaccinations a day at the fair and also expand our capacities,” emphasized Mayor Georg Willi and continued: “So far, the vaccines from Biontech / Pfizer, Moderna and have been vaccinated AstraZeneca. Part of the population has already received the second vaccination. Another 300 doctors will be on the job over the next two weeks. “
Over 80-year-olds will be in Innsbruck from March 3rd
Around 5,100 people older than 80 have pre-registered with the city of Innsbruck. For the period from March 3rd to March 10th, 1,200 Biontec / Pfizer vaccinations are available to the city. Further doses are expected in March. Currently, the group of people over 80 in the state capital is only vaccinated at the fair.
The first appointments will be made in the coming days. All registered persons will receive their vaccination appointment both by telephone and in writing by post. “It would be good if the senior citizens came to their vaccination appointments with company, as patient transports to the fair are not yet possible. A corresponding solution is already being worked on,” said the Mayor of Innsbruck.