Potsdam (dpa / bb) - Brandenburg receives a larger amount of corona vaccination doses than initially thought.

“As things stand at present, around 39,000 vaccine doses will be delivered to Brandenburg by the end of the year,” said Health Minister Ursula Nonnemacher (Greens) on Tuesday.

As planned, the first vaccinations should start on December 27th.

Half of the vaccine delivered is to be kept as a reserve for the necessary second vaccination, so around 19,500 people in Brandenburg will initially be vaccinated.

Nonnemacher spoke of very good news.

"Vaccinations prepare the way out of this terrible pandemic."

The three-stage prioritization should be retained: it starts with stage one, which includes people over 80, residents and employees of nursing homes, as well as employees in outpatient care for the elderly and in medical facilities with a particularly high risk of infection, such as emergency services and emergency rooms and in the medical care of Covid-19 patients.

“As a long-time doctor, I am personally deeply convinced that the approved vaccines are safe and effective.

I'll get vaccinated as soon as it's my turn, ”says Nonnemacher.


It starts on December 27th in a nursing home in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, followed by homes in Havelland and Cottbus.

Then hospitals should follow, especially in the south of the country, which is badly affected by the corona virus.

The two vaccination centers in Potsdam and Cottbus will start operations in January.

To apply for a vaccination appointment, citizens could turn to a call center from January 4th.