Koblenz (dpa / lrs) - Corona vaccinations have started in Rhineland-Palatinate.

As one of the first people in the state, a 91-year-old resident was vaccinated on Sunday morning in an old people's and nursing home in Koblenz.

The first almost 10,000 vaccine doses had arrived in Rhineland-Palatinate as planned the day before and were distributed to the 20 mobile vaccination teams.

According to federal guidelines, people in Rhineland-Palatinate who are at a very high risk of falling seriously ill or dying from the coronavirus are first vaccinated.

In a first step, this should be done via mobile vaccination teams in inpatient care facilities.

According to the Ministry of Health, priority will be given to the regions in which the number of infections on December 16 was above the average seven-day incidence in the country.

This affects more than 200 homes in the districts of Bad Kreuznach, Germersheim, Kusel, Neuwied, Rhein-Pfalz and Vulkaneifel as well as the independent cities of Frankenthal, Koblenz, Ludwigshafen, Mainz and Speyer.

Because the vaccine is scarce, the 20 mobile teams first vaccinate in almost 70 of the 200 homes - usually with corona infections.

Not only the residents who are particularly health-threatened are vaccinated, but also employees.


Maria vom Siege retirement and nursing home

Information from the state government about Corona and vaccinations