NewsVaccination week should advance the fight against Corona

Vaccination week should advance the fight against Corona

This is where vaccination takes place: A week of vaccination offers in shopping centers, libraries or at mosques is supposed to get the faltering vaccination campaign going again. But presumably a week is not enough.

[Berlin -] In the fight against the corona pandemic, a nationwide vaccination week should bring new progress from this Monday. Every citizen can then be vaccinated against Corona in numerous places with the motto #HierWirdGeimpft without an appointment and free of charge.

In addition to the permanent vaccination options, for example in the vaccination centers, numerous temporary offers, for example in libraries or shopping centers, are intended to increase the vaccination rate.

Prevent fourth wave

These actions are to be continued after this week, as the Chancellery Minister Helge Braun announced on Sunday evening in the ZDF program “Berlin direkt”. “It doesn’t end with the vaccination week, it will continue in the next few weeks.”

The direct and citizen-oriented vaccination offers as part of the action week should help to prevent a fourth wave of the pandemic in winter. “If we don’t do anything, it’ll be pretty sure,” said Braun. The result is that those who have been vaccinated have to stand back with their operations because unvaccinated people are in the hospitals.

Social media is required

The Association of Towns and Municipalities called for social networks to be more closely involved in the vaccination campaign. It is always helpful “when celebrities from art, culture and sport clearly acknowledge and call for vaccinations. Just as we have reading ambassadors, there should also be vaccination ambassadors, ”said General Manager Gerd Landsberg of the“ Rheinische Post ”(Monday). “The campaign that is now starting must be carried out sustainably – that is, over the next few months – otherwise we will lose the fight against the fourth wave.”

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) called on citizens on Sunday to take advantage of the offers. “Getting a vaccination has never been easier. It has never been faster, ”she said. There will also be vaccination offers from volunteer fire brigades, in the tram, on the edge of soccer fields and in mosques. The vaccination week lasts until September 19th.

62 percent fully vaccinated

Currently around 62 percent of people in Germany are fully vaccinated against Corona. The rate has only continued to rise slowly recently. According to experts, at least 75 percent are necessary to flatten the fourth wave, significantly more to prevent it. [dpa]

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