Vaccination center Erika Heß ice stadium opens

Vaccination center Erika Heß ice stadium opens

Berlin's second vaccination center opens this morning (January 14, 2021). It is housed in the Erika Heß ice stadium in the Wedding district. For the start, only one shift is planned, lasting until 2 p.m., as vaccination center spokeswoman Regina Kneiding said Wednesday.

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    Helpers walk through Berlin's second newly opened vaccination center, at the Erika Heß Ice Stadium.
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    Syringes with the vaccine against the coronavirus lie in a box in Berlin's second vaccination center, in the Erika Hess ice stadium.
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    Helpers stand at the opening of Berlin's second vaccination center, at the Erika Heß ice stadium.
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    Anneliese Spies (88 years old) is vaccinated against the coronavirus by Christopher Rommel (doctor) in Berlin's second vaccination center, the Erika Heß Ice Stadium.
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    Manfred Söder is guided to his vaccination against the coronavirus by a helper in Berlin's second vaccination center, at the Erika Heß ice stadium.
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    Police officers stand outside the opening of Berlin's second vaccination center this morning, in front of the Erika Heß ice stadium, where vaccinations against the coronavirus will begin.
Contrary to initial plans, the vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer, which is already being used in the vaccination center in the Arena Hall in Treptow, will be used on the first day. On Wednesday, there had initially been concerns as to whether there might have been problems with the cold chain during the transport of the second vaccine from the US manufacturer Moderna.

160 vaccinations per day planned at first

The Federal Ministry of Health assured that the quality of the vaccines had not been affected by the transport. After being tested in the capital itself, the new vaccine will be used from Friday, said the spokesman for the health administration, Moritz Quiske. The vaccination center at the Erika Heß ice stadium will use only the Moderna vaccine starting Friday, he said. At the start, 160 vaccinations per day are planned, with up to 1100 possible at a later date, Quiske said. The operation and care at the vaccination center in Wedding will be taken over by the Arbeiter- und Samariterbund in cooperation with the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG). According to the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Berlin (Berlin Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians), there will be two vaccinators and a medical coordinator on duty for each shift until further notice.
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Further vaccination centers to start shortly

Vaccinations already started on December 27 in the Arena Hall in Treptow, with a short interruption over the turn of the year. As the third of a total of six vaccination centers in the capital, the one at the exhibition center is to start - "shortly," Kneiding assured. Other vaccination centers will be located in Hangar 4 at the former Tempelhof Airport, in the Velodrom in Pankow and in Terminal C at the former Tegel Airport. It is not yet known when they will begin operations. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), there have been more than 35,000 vaccinations in Berlin so far.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Thursday, 14. January 2021 14:58 Uhr

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