Potsdam (dpa / bb) - After the bumpy start of the vaccinations against the corona virus, the state government in Brandenburg is trying to catch up.
According to the Ministry of Health, 11,481 people across the country had been vaccinated against the corona virus by Thursday.
By Wednesday, the number of corona vaccinations was 8182. According to Minister Ursula Nonnemacher (Greens), 19,500 doses of the corona vaccine were delivered to the country on Friday by Biontech and Pfizer.
Another delivery of the same size is expected for January 18th.
In addition, according to Nonnemacher, 2400 doses of the Moderna vaccine will come in the coming week.
This vaccine is expected to be delivered every two weeks.
The Green politician showed understanding for the criticism at the start of the vaccination campaign.
"I think there is a lot of justification for the criticism," she said with a view to the collapse of the Corona hotline at the start of vaccination appointments on Monday.
She was shocked.
"We didn't expect that."
Now they are working flat out to stabilize the line.
In the past two days, more people could have made an appointment via the hotline, she was told.
The hotline of the medical on-call service, which has also been used to make appointments for corona vaccinations since Monday, was completely overloaded at the beginning.
There were long waiting times and technical problems.
Nonnemacher also announced an expansion of the vaccination room in Potsdam to six vaccination lines.
The next vaccination center at Schönefeld Airport is scheduled to open next Monday.
Gradually, the other vaccination centers would eventually be ramped up.
The minister said that the mobile vaccination teams should also accelerate.
The goal is to have 50,000 residents of nursing homes vaccinated at least once by mid-February.