Hennef (dpa / lnw) - The 31-year-old mayor of Hennef, Mario Dahm (SPD), has already been vaccinated against Corona.

A spokesman for the city confirmed this on Wednesday.

The internal urban pandemic plan named "system-critical persons who are absolutely necessary to maintain the administration," said the spokesman.

This also included the mayor, the alderman, heads of certain offices and employees of the public order office with a function in the fight against pandemics.

So far in North Rhine-Westphalia vaccination has generally only taken place in nursing homes and hospitals. After there were surplus vaccination doses in a retirement home in Hennef, the city of Hennef received an offer from the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians at short notice to “name people to be vaccinated for a small proportion of the remaining doses in accordance with their pandemic planning”. Consequently, “people in a relevant position” also came into question. "Decisions had to be made quickly, otherwise the vaccines would have become unusable," explained the spokesman. Therefore, the mayor and the aldermen could have been vaccinated.