Health authority expands the circle of those entitled to vaccinate | NDR.de – Nachrichten – Hamburg

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Status: 03.03.2021 2:57 p.m.

In addition, around 45,000 people can now be vaccinated against corona in Hamburg. The information channels and vaccination sites for them are different.

Among the groups With a vaccination correction are now also kindergarten employees, midwives, speech therapists and employees in the public health service, said the health authority. Accordingly, people with disabilities and patients with particularly serious illnesses receive targeted vaccination offers. These include cancer and dialysis patients as well as people with chronic lung disease.

People with illness are informed by the attending physician

Since the patients are not known to the authorities, they will be contacted by their doctor’s office in the next few weeks. They should then receive the vaccinations in a decentralized manner: In 27 specialist practices, dialysis centers and oncological practices specializing in oncology. “We chose the route through the practices because we as a state do not even know the people with previous illnesses, but they are known to their doctors,” said Health Senator Melanie Leonhard (SPD) on Wednesday.

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Completed vaccinations in care facilities

According to the health authorities, the vaccinations in the care facilities have essentially been completed. By the end of March, residents over 80 years of age in senior citizens’ residences are said to have been vaccinated. The health authority expects that psychotherapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists will soon also have their turn.

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