So that the vaccination progress is not slowed down, Weigeldt demands: “It must now be checked quickly whether people have a higher risk of thrombosis and, if so, who belongs to the risk group.” This group can quickly be vaccinated with another vaccine .
The vaccination pick in the country
According to Weigeldt, vaccines from Biontech / Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson can also be inoculated in practices. “This is proven, among other things, by the approximately 40 general practitioners’ practices in Baden-Württemberg that are already infecting Biontech / Pfizer without any problems,” says Weigeldt. There is no objective reason to give these vaccines priority to the vaccination centers. “Neither vaccination centers nor call centers know about the state of health of the people, nor do their general practitioners already.” In rural areas, says Weigeldt, there is “a huge gap in vaccinations among older people who cannot come to the vaccination centers. General practitioners could fill the gap here «.
“To be honest, I am worried about frustration and uncertainty among the population,” says Scherer. The general practitioners’ task will be to restore confidence in the vaccination campaign. “The temporary stop of the Astra vaccine is a blow in the neck, especially for the practices that are in the starting blocks. It is unclear how it will continue now: When does it start in the practices? What bureaucratic hurdles await us? All of these questions still urgently need to be clarified so that vaccination in general practitioners’ practices is also a lasting success. ”
“Every day depends”
“There are the important Stiko recommendations, but the general practitioners also know the individual risk situation of the individual patient, and they know how great the suffering is,” says Scherer. »Take the example of two people with the same diagnosis: one is severely restricted, the other is resilient. Then the family doctor decides on the basis of the level of suffering who needs to be treated first. ”