With a vaccination week at the Innsbruck trade fair, the city will create an uncomplicated vaccination option in addition to other offers. The country is also extending the opening hours of the vaccination centers. According to experts, the Tyrolean vaccination rate is still far too low.
The fourth wave of coronavirus is currently driving the number of infections to new highs every day. This is also increasingly noticeable in the symptoms. Around 200 Covid patients and patients have to be treated in the Tyrolean hospitals, 20 percent of them in the intensive care unit.
Intensive care patients largely unvaccinated
According to the state of Tyrol, the vast majority of intensive care patients do not have any vaccination protection. That is with about three quarters of those affected in the case. In the case of the vaccinated Covid sufferers in the intensive care unit, the second vaccination was often a long time ago, it said. This shows that the booster vaccination is also essential, said health councilor Annette Leja (ÖVP) in a broadcast on Thursday.
Vaccination rate still far from the target value
The vaccination rate is currently just under 65 percent of the total Tyrolean population. As the increasing numbers of infections show, this is not enough to contain the fourth CoV wave with the particularly contagious Delta virus variant. While some municipalities in Tyrol have quickly reached the 80 percent mark in the vaccination rate, there are also many places where the vaccination rate is not even 50 percent.
Galtür still has the highest vaccination coverage in Tyrol at just under 79 percent. At the bottom is Spiss, also in the Landeck district, together with Jungholz in Ausserfern. Both small communities have a vaccination rate of just over 36 percent.
Vaccination week in the Innsbruck trade fair
Innsbruck may have a vaccination rate slightly above the national average, the city will encourage people to get a CoV vaccination with a special week of action. The vaccination station in the mess hall, which was also recently used for the booster vaccinations for those over 80 during the war, will be open for up to eight hours a day for a week.
Vaccination week without registration from Saturday
Vaccination week starts on Saturday and runs until November 26th. Vaccinations are possible there without registration, whereby immediate first and second vaccinations as well as booster vaccinations are possible. The vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer is available there.