Daily record: 1,664 vaccinations on Saturday

The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg vaccinated more people against the coronavirus on Saturday than ever before in one day. A total of 1,664 vaccinations were administered to eligible vaccinees - 1,107 of them at the Korbach vaccination centre and 557 via the mobile vaccination teams.

This means that as of today, 46,149 people have been vaccinated against the virus in the district - 33,389 first vaccinations, which corresponds to a vaccination rate of 21.4 percent, and 12,760 second vaccinations, which corresponds to a rate of 8.2 percent. The vaccinations that have been administered in the GP practices in Waldeck-Frankenberg since the beginning of April are still to be added. These cannot yet be included in the quota, as the district does not yet have the data available.

The vaccinations on Saturday were administered both at the vaccination centre in Korbach and via the mobile teams - to eligible persons in the current prioritisation groups who received an appointment via the portal of the state of Hesse as well as to eligible persons in clinics and other facilities. On Saturday, 33 members of prioritisation groups 1 and 2 also received doses via the district's vaccination follow-up platform, which were left over because some registered vaccinees did not keep their appointments. In total, 966 people have been given a vaccination appointment via the vaccination follow-up platform since it began.

Special delivery from the country

"The daily record number of vaccinations was possible because we received an increased allocation of vaccine from the state of Hesse in the past few days," report District Administrator Dr Reinhard Kubat and First District Commissioner Karl-Friedrich Frese. "The special delivery has put us in the fortunate position of being able to really go full throttle over the weekend." He said it was encouraging to see that vaccinations in Waldeck-Frankenberg were progressing steadily - even though there were of course still many eligible people who unfortunately could not be offered vaccinations at the moment. "Unfortunately, we as a district have almost no influence on this, as the appointments for the vaccinations are made by the state of Hesse.

sLast Friday, the country had opened the registration possibilities for members of prioritisation group 3. In the past few days, the district has received numerous enquiries as to why registration for Priority Group 3 is not yet possible on the district's vaccination follow-up platform. "At the moment, we still have so many people from prioritisation groups 1 and 2 in our supplementary pool that we have decided not to open registration for members of the third group for the time being," explains Gerhard Biederbick, head of the Waldeck-Frankenberg vaccination centre. "This will certainly be possible within the next week - and then communicated accordingly."