Schönefeld / Potsdam (dpa / bb) - The amount of corona vaccine in Brandenburg is initially so limited that only a few new appointments can be made via the hotline.

"The vaccinations in inpatient care facilities have priority," said Health Minister Ursula Nonnemacher (Greens) on Monday.

All around 25,000 residents of nursing homes should be offered a vaccination by mid-February.

"In the long term, however, there will be enough vaccine available for everyone who wants to be vaccinated."

According to the ministry, 84,000 people could be vaccinated by mid-February.

That would be a little more than three percent of the population.

A total of around 280,000 people are to be vaccinated first - those over 80 years of age, nursing home residents, nursing staff, health workers with a high risk of infection.

According to the health department, Brandenburg has received 58,500 vaccine doses from Biontech and Pfizer so far;

By this Tuesday, 2,400 doses of Moderna are to be added - that is a total of almost 61,000. By mid-February there are to be 168,000 vaccine doses.


So far, two vaccination appointments have been made for around 16,000 people in the vaccination centers in Potsdam, Cottbus and Schönefeld via the number 116 117, it said.

The center in Schönefeld started on Monday.

According to the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, appointments can currently only be made for the next three weeks.

In hospitals it is planned to vaccinate around 30,000 employees twice by the end of February, and in nursing homes to vaccinate 21,250 people twice by the end of January.

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