There will be another possible vaccination campaign at Salzburg Airport on Saturday (from 10 a.m.): State of Salzburg and the armed forces bitten in a Hercules C-130 for an anti-Covid bite.
After the vaccination campaign in an Airbus A-319 last week, the country is again using an airplane as a motivational injection to increase the vaccination rate in the population.
Now a larger caliber is on its way: On Saturday, a large transport plane belonging to the Federal Army, a Hercules C-130, will land at the airport.
Two vaccination lines are to be accommodated in the machine, and two more are planned outside. The action takes place from 10 a.m. and is planned until 3 p.m. – depending on the number of people, this vaccination day could also take longer.
In contrast to the previous week, the vaccination campaign at the airport is no longer carried out in Terminal 1, but in Terminal 2. There are also seats for those waiting there. The hall originally built for the handling of winter tourists is also correspondingly large, so that all safety distances can be observed.
The state of Salzburg hoped that the show would attract people who would like to be vaccinated. “There WILL be enough opportunities for people to take pictures of themselves with the plane”, spokesman Franz Wieser. 492 people had been vaccinated in the Airbus. There were two vaccination lines there.
That is to be observed
This is important information for those interested in vaccination:
- Check-in from 9.30 a.m., Terminal 2
- Without prior notification (information sheets and documentation are available in the terminal)
- Vaccination from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Please bring your e-card, photo ID and vaccination certificate with you
- Parking at car park P3
- First, second and third doses are possible with Biontech / Pfizer
The vaccination in the army aircraft is supposed to be the prelude to those high-profile actions that the state government has on the weekend announced earlier. Such an event should take place every week. Which will follow is open. Irrespective of the lockdown, the vaccination campaign should continue from Monday seven days a week. State Salzburg spokesman Franz Wieser: “These vaccination campaigns can definitely be carried out. Well over 70 campaigns have already been registered for the coming week. We will see where we can set up further vaccination lines to expand this.”
In the last four weeks there has been a quadrupling of the number of vaccinations, said vaccination coordinator Rainer Pusch. They want to maintain this dynamic. This is also necessary because, according to state statistics, after the time between the second dose and the third stitch has been reduced from six to four months, around 200,000 Salzburg residents need a refresher by the end of the year. And there is also a lot of catching up to do with the first stitches – in terms of the vaccination rate of the total population, Salzburg is penultimate at 61.9 percent. In addition, the state expects that the vaccination will be released for children from the age of five next week. According to Wieser, those who have not yet been vaccinated will receive a letter from the Ministry of Health at the beginning of December. After weeks, the federal government found a way to carry out the deaths in accordance with data protection.
Haslauer justified his days against a lockdown on Thursday with reservations despite the increasing number in the hospitals. Now you have to offer a perspective. “This is the chance to open before Christmas. I can’t guarantee that, it just depends on the vaccinations,” said Haslauer. “And it is also the repeated indication that it is up to all of us, regardless of whether it is the third stitch or the first vaccination, to seize this opportunity.”
And what if all the appeals are again insufficient to achieve the targeted vaccination rate of more than 80 percent? Does Haslauer advocate compulsory vaccination? “It must remain a decision of the federal government. We cannot introduce a regional vaccination requirement.” In any case, in Vienna he would campaign for a system of “monetary rewards” for vaccinated people.