At the beginning, however, the practices only expect just under 20 vaccine doses per week. Jens Wagenknecht from the Lower Saxony General Practitioner Association even sees an advantage in this: “I can slowly warm up and if we have a lot of vaccine in May, we are well positioned and can process it smoothly.”
The sequence of vaccinations should be adhered to
The general practitioners and specialists organize the vaccination appointments for their practices themselves. First of all, the doctors should primarily contact their home visit patients. Then a decision is made based on age and illness. Because the general practitioners also adhere to the vaccination sequence, as Wagenknecht says. Accordingly, people aged 70 and over can initially hope for an appointment, but also people with certain illnesses or disabilities and those who have close contact with pregnant women or those in need of care.
Start with Biontech / Pfizer
The practices are initially supplied with vaccination doses from Pfizer / Biontech. From the middle of April they should get significantly more vaccine, then also from different manufacturers.