County and medical profession organize mobile vaccination services
Corona infection figures continue to rise rapidly, also in Waldeck-Frankenberg. As of today, the incidence in the district is 149.5. Vaccination is the key to fighting the pandemic. Therefore, the district has once again increased its vaccination offer and will offer mobile vaccination offers in Korbach, Frankenberg, Bad Wildungen, Bad Arolsen and Waldeck-Sachsenhausen in cooperation with the practicing medical profession and the municipalities starting next week.
This is intended to support the general practitioners in Waldeck-Frankenberg. Anyone whose second vaccination was six months ago can be vaccinated as part of the additional offer. Of course, first and second vaccinations are still possible. "Corona is currently raging more fiercely than ever. The demand for vaccinations is high," said First District Commissioner and County Health Officer Karl-Friedrich Frese. "To assist primary care physicians with the vaccination campaign, we will open five mini-vaccination centers countywide beginning next week. Every eligible person should receive a vaccination on request - and as quickly as possible." In principle, the care mandate of the practicing medical profession should have clear priority. They remain the first point of contact for vaccinations.
Five mini-vaccinators throughout the county
Supplemental vaccinationswill be held in Korbach, Frankenberg, Bad Wildungen, Bad Arolsen and Waldeck-Sachsenhausen beginning Nov. 23. It is not necessary to make an appointment.
In Korbach, the small Hauer gymnasium is available for this purpose on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. It is located opposite the former large vaccination center.
In Bad Arolsen, those willing to be vaccinated can come to the Bürgerhaus (Rathausstraße 3) on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In Sachsenhausen, vaccinations are available on Wednesdays between 2 and 6 p.m. and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Stadthalle at Werbaer Str. 5.
In Bad Wildungen, vaccinations are offered on Wednesdays between 3 and 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Breiter Hagen School (entrance Poststraße).
In Frankenberg, vaccinations are possible on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The district hospital provides rooms for this purpose in the lower building at Forststraße 9a (access only via helipad). Again, registration is not required.
If citizens have any questions about vaccination, they can call the hotline of the district's health department at 05631 - 954 555.
Demand for booster vaccinations high
As demand for vaccinations - especially booster vaccinations - is currently high, older and previously ill people, personnel from medical and nursing facilities should be vaccinated first if possible. In addition, those who have been fully vaccinated can also receive a vaccination. For all of them, the second vaccination should have taken place at least six months previously. The medical assessment of the vaccinating physician is decisive here. In addition, all those who have received a vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can also be vaccinated.
"We will not turn anyone away, but we also cannot vaccinate everyone at once. Hence the order. We ask for a little patience here," Frese continued. "Together with the family doctors in Waldeck-Frankenberg, we will make sure that everyone gets their third vaccination in due course." If the supply is not sufficient, he said, a decision will be made in the short term about further offers. The goal is now to quickly increase the vaccination rate again, he said.
Vaccination protects against severe course
First and second vaccinations are of course still possible in all centers. "We are appealing here in particular to people who have not yet received a vaccination." The figures show that even in Waldeck-Frankenberg, a large proportion of the sick people lying in intensive care units are not vaccinated, as unvaccinated people are at the mercy of the virus without protection. "Life-threatening courses, which can even lead to death, can be reduced by vaccination," Frese emphasizes again.
Until the vaccination offers in the four middle centers and Waldeck-Sachsenhausen start next week, vaccinations are still possible on November 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. and on November 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Corona Test Center in Weizackerstrasse 12 to 14 in Korbach. However, capacities are limited here. From November 23, there will therefore be no more vaccinations there. Instead, they will take place in the small Hauer gymnasium, where vaccination capacities will be significantly higher.
Have documents ready
Regardless of whether it is a first, second or third vaccination, the following documents should be brought to the vaccination: The health insurance card, an identification document and, if possible, the vaccination record. Those who have already been vaccinated should also have the documents of their first or second vaccination ready. In addition, the "Information sheet for vaccination against Covid-19 with mRNA vaccine" must be brought along. Furthermore, the "Medical history and consent form for vaccination against Covid-19 with mRNA vaccine" must be brought along. Both documents should be already filled out completely if possible. They are available for download on the county's website at www.landkreis-waldeck-frankenberg.de/impfen.