After the heavy vaccination Saturday, the state of Salzburg expects that the trend will continue and that significantly more people will come to the corona vaccinations again. “But we cannot estimate whether this will be autumn in the long term or whether interest will level off again after a few days,” a spokesman for the country told the APA on Monday. In Salzburg, 2,000 vaccinations were last registered in one working week. On Saturday alone it was quickly 1,500.
More vaccination options in the state of Salzburg
As a result, the state increased its capacities to up to 25,000 stitches per week across Salzburg. More than 50 additional vaccination options have been activated for the current week. However, there was criticism that after the 2-G rule announced on Friday evening for Monday, no vaccination buses were in operation on Sunday in the state or vaccination lanes were open.
As the state spokesman emphasized, vaccinations were always available in Salzburg on evenings and Saturdays. However, the country is considering creating vaccination offers on Sundays at events with many visitors – such as Advent markets. In general, the focus is not only on the first stitches, but above all on the timely booster vaccination.
Big rush at vaccination bus in front of Europark
On Monday, numerous people from Salzburg wanted to use the vaccination facility at Europark in the city of Salzburg. Some people who want to be vaccinated therefore have to wait three to four hours. “For the targeted 80 percent vaccination rate in the total population, we still miss 95,320 vaccinations,” explains the head of the state statistics, Gernot Filipp.
Tennengau continues to bring up the rear
The vaccination rate in the total population of Salzburg is as of today, November 8th at 8:30 a.m. according to state statistics at 60.8 percent. The comparison between the districts still shows clear differences. The vaccination rate is highest in Pinzgau at 63.5 percent, constant from Pongau (63.0), Lungau (62.5), the city of Salzburg (60.4) and Flachgau (60.2). Tennengau comes in last with 56.2 percent, which is more than seven percentage points behind Pinzgau.
(Source: SALZBURG24 / APA)