Hotline and website for vaccination registration overloaded

WITHtwice down, once up: This is how the current Corona data from the Robert Koch Institute for Hesse is. As the FAZ learned from the police, people stay in the regions affected by the new 15-kilometer rule usually due to the limited radius of action. This is supposed to limit contacts and help contain the virus.

Thorsten Winter

Business editor and internet coordinator in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

From this Tuesday onwards, the country is writing to non-residential seniors over 80 years of age for the upcoming vaccination against Covid-19. But if you want to make an appointment, you have to be patient: the hotline and the website for registration are overloaded. Interior Minister Peter Beuth (CDU) asked for patience. It is about a group of more than 400,000 people who could now all make a vaccination appointment, he told Hit Radio FFH. “Of course, no call center in the world can do that by receiving them all at once.” Hessen has increased its capacities based on the experience of other federal states. “But in the end you have to say that you will certainly need a little patience,” he said according to dpa.

The RKI, which is responsible for combating the epidemic, reports 524 new positive corona tests after 641 a week ago. To what extent this is also due to the possible delay in reporting by the health authorities, which are still enormously burdened with work, to which the RKI had always pointed out in the past few days, is unclear. Both numbers are well below the daily high of 3224 from December. In addition, the RKI has recorded 75 more deaths in connection with Covid-19. Last Tuesday it was 104. The daily high is 134. The comparisons of the

On the other hand, the so-called seven-day incidence rose within a week, i.e. the positive corona tests among 100,000 residents that were received within a week. Here is a value of 157.2 for Hesse after 131.1.

Overloaded: website of the Hessian corona vaccination service on Tuesday morning


Overloaded: website of the Hessian corona vaccination service on Tuesday morning
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Another hotspot is the Fulda district with 333, followed by the Limburg-Weilburg district with 273 and the Vogelsberg with 264. This is followed by the Gießen district with 237 and the Hersfeld-Rotenburg district, which exceeded the threshold of 200 overnight and is now also on the black warning level according to the escalation concept of the country (see grafic).

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