Munich / Germering (dpa / lby) - After weeks of preparation, the corona vaccinations are also starting today in Bavaria.

Health Minister Melanie Huml and Health State Secretary Klaus Holetschek (both CSU) come to the start of the vaccinations in a senior citizens' residence in Germering in the Fürstenfeldbruck district.

District Administrator Thomas Karmasin (CSU) will also attend the event.

On Saturday the first 9,750 vaccine doses arrived in the Free State, from the central storage locations Erlangen and Munich they were distributed regionally to the around 100 vaccination centers.

This means that the first mobile vaccination teams can move out on Sunday.

In the first few days, vaccinations are largely carried out in old people's and nursing homes and in hospitals: In addition to residents and employees of the homes, medical staff in intensive care units and emergency rooms should be the first to receive the vaccine.

Vaccinations are strictly according to the nationwide agreed priority order, it said in the ministry.


By the end of the year, around 205,000 more vaccine doses are expected in ultra-low-temperature thermal shipping containers in the Free State.

Regular deliveries should continue in the new year.

Since two vaccinations are required for effective protection, half of the vaccine doses are put back and temporarily stored in the central locations.

The vaccine that the companies Biontech and Pfizer have developed against the corona virus must be frozen at extreme temperatures of around minus 70 degrees.