This corresponds to 14.5 percent of the vaccinable population. The goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the adult population has thus been achieved by 21 percent, they say.
The speed of vaccination should increase rapidly
Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens) promises that these numbers will rise much faster in the coming weeks. There are two reasons for this:
- The time interval between the first and second vaccination for the vaccines from BioNTech / Pfizer and Moderna has been extended from three to four to six weeks. With that the first vaccination dose much faster administered.
- And the Delivery volume tripled 2nd quarter, i.e. from April, compared to the 1st quarter. In the next three months, around 6.9 million vaccine doses are expected in Austria.
Age groups: when is who’s turn?
In addition, the ministry promises more certainty in another point: When which age group comes next.
- One likes to until the end of April the population group of the People over 65 years of age have vaccinated.
- To Ende Mai should be the group of over 55 year olds the minister promises to have been vaccinated.
- To End of June or beginning of July should two thirds of the population be provided with at least the first vaccination. That is the vaccination quota we are aiming for, according to Anschober: “This means that our next vaccination goals can be clearly achieved.”
1.7 million vaccine doses delivered so far
So far, 1.7 million vaccination doses have been delivered to Austria and have already been vaccinated or prepared for vaccination campaigns in the next few days, it is said.
By far the greatest number of deliveries were made by BioNTech / Pfizer (1.1 million vaccine doses). Another 408,000 vaccine doses came from Astra Zeneca and 196,000 from Moderna.
Carinthia vaccinates faster than in the forecasts
At least Carinthia confirmed that the vaccination rate is already increasing.
In the southern state, the 100,000 is on Saturday. Vaccination sting has been administered. This is ahead of the vaccination plan, which has planned 40,000 individual vaccinations by the twelfth calendar week: “We were able to immunize significantly more and have exceeded our own forecasts,” said health officer Beate Prettner (SPÖ) at an online press conference. With these figures, Carinthia is “at the top of the field” throughout Austria, stressed Prettner.
In the homes, 80 percent of the residents are currently vaccinated, 70 percent of the staff have been immunized so far. According to Prettner, this area should be completed in 14 days.