The re is a risk of a jumble of vaccinations in the capital – and this time the Senate itself is responsible for this. The Governing Mayor Michael Müller (56, SPD) suddenly wants to change the vaccination sequence.
Because fewer doctors and nurses are being vaccinated with AstraZeneca at the Tegel vaccination center than planned, Müller announced: “We will offer the vaccine to others.”
He wants to prefer teachers, educators, police officers, but also salespeople and BVG employees!
The U-turn on Friday!
BZ answers the most important questions about the AstraZeneca discussion
► How many people in Berlin have already been vaccinated with AstraZeneca?
According to the health administration, around 1,800 vaccinations have taken place in Tegel so far, 280 of them on Thursday. “So far, more than 5,000 vaccinations with the AstraZeneca vaccine have taken place in hospitals,” said a spokesman for the BZ
► What do politicians say about Müller’s plans?
The tone of the offended patron is annoying and out of place,” said Pankow’s district mayor Sören Benn (52, left). “Still correct, then first to vaccinate those who want and are exposed to special risks.”
And Florian Kluckert (35, FDP) says: “Michael Müller should rather inform Berliners more than tell them which vaccine to take.”
► When will other Berliners be vaccinated with AstraZeneca?
The health administration: “According to the current vaccination ordinance, vaccination of the population is not yet planned. Senator Kalayci insists that the federal government enables the legal framework for vaccination among resident doctors. ”
► How great is the willingness in other groups?
“In the police there are different opinions about AstraZeneca,” said GdP spokesman Benjamin Jendro (31) on the BZ. “Some can not wait to be vaccinated. Others are skeptical. ”
The fire brigade receives up to 100 vaccination doses every day and already has 2000 vaccinated employees.
►Doctors and nurses don’t want AstraZeneca vaccine
►Michael Müller wants to “offer” AstraZeneca vaccine to others
► What does the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians say?
BZ wanted to know: How does the KV assess the reliability of this vaccine? Do Berliners have to worry about side effects? Would the doctors get themselves vaccinated with AstraZeneca? KV’s answer: “We’d rather not say anything about that.”
► What is the current state of the effectiveness of AstraZeneca?
The efficiency is 65 to 70 percent, with other vaccines over 90 percent. What causes mistrust: South Africa stopped the vaccination program with AstraZeneca, wants to return a million doses – because the substance does not help against the virus mutation there. In addition, side effects (chills, body aches, fever up to 41 degrees) sometimes occur.
Virologist Prof. Christian Drosten (48) continues to rely on AstraZeneca: “A flu vaccination does not protect me with any certainty from getting an infection at all,” he says. “First and foremost, a flu vaccination protects me from getting a severe course.”