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 from next week in cooperation with the practising medical profession and the municipalities.
This is intended to support the GP practices 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," says Karl-Friedrich Frese, First District Commissioner and Head of the District Health Department. "In order to support GP practices in the vaccination campaign, we will open five mini-vaccination centres county-wide from next week on. Every eligible person should get a vaccination on request - and as quickly as possible." In principle, the care mandate of general practitioners should have clear priority. They remain the first point of contact for vaccinations.
Five mini-vaccinators throughout the district
Supplementary vaccinationswill be held in Korbach, Frankenberg, Bad Wildungen, Bad Arolsen and Waldeck-Sachsenhausen from 23 November. 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 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. It is located opposite the former large vaccination centre.
In Bad Arolsen, people who want to be vaccinated can come to the Bürgerhaus (Rathausstraße 3) on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In Sachsenhausen, vaccinations are possible on Wednesdays between 2 and 6 p.m. and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Stadthalle in Werbaer Str. 5.
In Bad Wildungen, vaccinations are offered on Wednesdays between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on 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 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The district hospital provides rooms for this in the lower building in Forststraße 9a (access only via helipad). Again, registration is not necessary.
If you have any questions about vaccination, you can call the hotline of the district health department at 05631 - 954 555.
Demand for booster vaccinations high
Since the demand for vaccinations - especially booster vaccinations - is currently high, older and previously ill people, staff 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 doctor 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 cannot vaccinate everyone at once either. Hence the order. We ask for a little patience here," Frese continues. "Together with the GPs in Waldeck-Frankenberg, we will make sure that everyone gets their third vaccination in due course." If the offer is not sufficient, a decision will be made on further offers in the short term, he said. The goal is to quickly increase the vaccination rate again.
Vaccination protects against severe course
First and second vaccinations are of course still possible in all centres. "We are appealing here in particular to people who have not yet received a vaccination." The figures show that in Waldeck-Frankenberg, too, 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 emphasises again.
Until the vaccination offers in the four middle centres and Waldeck-Sachsenhausen start next week, vaccinations are still possible on 18 November from 3 to 6 p.m. and on 20 November from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Corona Test Centre in Weizackerstrasse 12 to 14 in Korbach. However, capacities are limited here. From 23 November, there will therefore be no more vaccinations there. Instead, the vaccinations will take place in the small Hauer gymnasium, where the 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 identity document and, if possible, the vaccination certificate. Those who have already been vaccinated should also have the documents of their first or second vaccination ready. In addition, the "Information sheet on 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 filled out completely. They can be downloaded from the district's website at www.landkreis-waldeck-frankenberg.de/impfen.