Bad Rothenfelde / Bremen (dpa / lni) - The vaccinations against Corona will also start on Sunday in Lower Saxony and Bremen.

The residents of old people's and nursing homes as well as medical staff should be the first to receive the protective injection.

The Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil therefore visits a home in Bad Rothenfelde in the Osnabrück district.

The Mayor of Bremen Andreas Bovenschulte (both SPD) announced himself at the beginning of the vaccination campaign in a home in the Findorff district.

Lower Saxony was the first batch to receive almost 10,000 vaccine doses, Bremen almost 5,000. Because two vaccinations are necessary, around 7500 people can be vaccinated with them. There should be further deliveries by the end of the year. The preparation from the companies Biontech and Pfizer was approved across the EU shortly before Christmas.