As COVID-19 vaccine delivery increases, the German Family Physicians Association calls for the country to phase out vaccination priorities. Ulrich Weigeldt, the head of the association, pointed out in an interview with the media on April 3 local time that in the case of relative shortage of vaccines, vaccination priorities are very useful guidance for doctors. But since then, more attention should be paid to the health of the people.
Starting from April 5, in addition to about 430 vaccination centers, about 35,000 family doctors will also participate in vaccination throughout Germany. However, the number of vaccines distributed by the clinic at the beginning was not too large, with about 940,000 doses in the first week. According to statistics, this means that only about 26 doses of vaccine can be distributed to each clinic every day.
In this case, Weigt said, “a 69-year-old man with hypertension and diabetes should probably be vaccinated earlier than a 72-year-old triathlete.” If the stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines has reached a certain amount, the priorities of the vaccination population should be adjusted, and that “all people who can be vaccinated and willing to vaccinate should be vaccinated as soon as possible.”