Prague is opening a vaccination center in the O2 universum hall. Smaller ones are closing due to lack of vaccine
In the capital, a large state vaccination center in the O2 universum hall will start operating on Monday. In addition, in the Congress Center in Vyšehrad, the municipality has been operating another large-capacity center since the beginning of April, which has so far vaccinated over 10,000 people and plans to increase capacity. Other large centers are in hospitals, where thousands of registered people are now waiting to be vaccinated. Some smaller centers in the metropolis have closed due to a lack of Moderna vaccine.
The new center in the O2 universum hall will be in charge of the Central Military Hospital (ÚVN). According to its spokeswoman Jitka Zinke, she will have a maximum capacity of 7,000 vaccinated a day and will use the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine. She will vaccinate 1,000 people on Monday and 2,000 on Tuesday. “According to her, she said how many people are registered.
In addition, the municipal vaccination center at the Congress Center in Vyšehrad has been operating in the metropolis since April 6. That exceeded 10,000 doses of the vaccine given on Thursday and now vaccinates about 1,000 people a day. According to the municipality, it intends to increase its capacity, and from June, when vaccinations are to start on weekends, it should be doubled. The center also uses the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.
Since the beginning of vaccination, vaccines have been vaccinated in eight state hospitals and the State Health Institute in the metropolis. For example, Na Bulovce Hospital, according to spokeswoman Simona Krautová, has repeatedly repeated the number of people vaccinated from 650 to 420 people a day since this week. By Friday, the hospital had given about 49,500 vaccines. Approximately 60,000 covid-19 vaccines have been administered by ÚVN healthcare professionals since vaccination. While in April an average of 700 people were vaccinated there daily, from May 3, according to Zink, it should be about 500 vaccinated per day.
The General University Hospital (VFN) will also limit the activities of its vaccination center, said its spokeswoman Marie Heřmánková. “We will be vaccinated according to how much vaccine we are imported,” she said, adding that the VFN should have over a thousand vaccines a week. According to spokeswoman Pavlína Danková, the largest Prague hospital in Motol administered a total of about 40,100 doses as of Thursday. However, as of April 14, the hospital will no longer function as a vaccination center for the public. “We are vaccinating only paramedics, as well as patients who are in the care of our hospital and then also those who have already had a confirmed date with us from previous days,” said the spokeswoman. From May, according to the Prague City Hall, the public will not be vaccinated even at the State Institute of Public Health.
There are also dozens of smaller vaccination sites in Prague. The municipality announced this week that the Ministry of Health is demanding that the metropolis restrict the functioning of some of them, especially those that are large-capacity places or have a capacity of up to 1,000 vaccinated per week. The reason is the lack of the Moderna substance they use. According to the city, nine of them have temporarily stopped working since the beginning of May, for example in the Municipal Hospital of Aftercare in Vysočany or in the private clinic Iscare, which is next to the O2 universum hall.
A large number of people from other regions also went to the metropolis for vaccinations. According to data from the Institute of Health Information and Statistics (IHIS), so far only about a quarter of the benefits administered in Prague have been administered to its inhabitants. The inhabitants of the Central Bohemian Region (about 17 percent), but also people from the Ústí nad Labem and South Bohemian regions, went to the metropolis most often for vaccinations.
However, the situation is gradually changing, it is possible to get it earlier in the regional vaccination sites. The Minister of Health Petr Arenberger (for YES) stated this week that, for example, the Central Bohemian hospital in Slaný had vaccinated practically all registered from the preferred groups. There were more such centers in the Czech Republic, so it was necessary to open a registration for new age groups.
According to data on registrations for vaccination, for example, at the Královské Vinohrady University Hospital (5341), the Thomayer University Hospital (4204) or the Central Military Hospital (7098), thousands of registered people are waiting for vaccination. According to Arenberger, these queues should help shorten deliveries soon. On the other hand, some Central Bohemian vaccination sites have already released dates in a few days for people aged 55 to 59 who registered last week.