DAfter deliveries of the vaccine from Biontech from Mainz and Moderna, the State of Hesse is now expecting the corresponding product from the British-Swedish manufacturer Astra-Zeneca. At the request of the FAZ, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior confirmed information from the Federal Ministry of Health that Astra-Zeneca delivered a total of 26,400 vaccine doses over the weekend. Next week, a further 31,000 are to be added and then even more extensive deliveries.
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Warning message from a retirement home in Solms in the Lahn-Dill district in Central Hesse: Although residents and nurses were vaccinated at the beginning of January, Corona has now broken out among the very group that as reported by the “Gießener Allgemeine”. The first vaccination is said to have a protection rate that should not exceed 50 percent, especially for older people. From the Ministry of the Interior there is a note that only those who have received two syringes are really vaccinated.
District administrator Wolfgang Schuster assures: “Our homes are well looked after by our health department.” He therefore expects fewer new infections. But Schuster also appeals to the population to adhere to the corona rules. “Everyone has to take part”, he demands in a call on the website of the Lahn-Dill-Kreis, to which Solms belongs.
Hope for a smooth course
According to the report in the local newspaper in Gießen, 32 residents and 19 nursing staff were infected with the virus. There should be 115 places in the home west of Wetzlar. The courses seem to be rather mild so far. A spokesman for the group that runs the home told the Gießener Allgemeine that there was hope that the outbreak would be more mild than it would have been before the first vaccination. “This is our assumption because the vaccine manufacturer has given a protection rate of up to 50 percent after the first vaccination and we can assume that antibodies have already been formed, even if possibly not in sufficient numbers,” said the newspaper when asked.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, around 66 percent of residents of old people’s and care facilities in Hesse have now been vaccinated at least once. Around 50,000 seniors do not want to be given the preventive injections in a vaccination center, but at home, as it is said.
Meanwhile, other people over 80 years of age can be reached on the 116117 hotline or via the Website make an appointment for a primary vaccination. After 138,000 until Thursday evening, another 11,000 were added on Friday until 2 p.m., as the Interior Ministry reports.
Dates can be booked in pairs
“People from the highest priority group can still make appointments via the hotline and the online registration portal. Everyone from this prioritization group can get an appointment. After the big rush on the first day of appointments for the 28 vaccination centers, the waiting times have been reduced significantly since yesterday, ”said Wiesbaden.
Very important: Since this morning, couples have been able to use the couple’s appointment booking facility and thus book two appointments for themselves and their partner with one call to the hotline on the website. This was not possible before and had led to many protests.
889 newly registered infections
Within one day, 889 further corona infections were reported in Hesse. That is exactly 200 fewer than advertised a week ago. The total number of infections reported so far is 175,378 on Friday, as from data from the Berlin Robert Koch Institute (RKI) emerges. The number of deaths associated with the virus rose by 64 to 5114, seven days ago the RKI had reported 57 deaths.
The so-called incidence, which indicates infections within seven days based on 100,000 inhabitants, continued to decline and was 84 across Hesse after 94.4 last Friday.