At the meeting of the Health and Social Affairs Committee of Klaipėda City Municipal Council on Tuesday, the Head of the Health Care Department Rožė Perminienė presented the vaccination process in the port city.
Aims to use up vaccine stocks
Over the weekend, Klaipėda residents aged 65 and older who were vaccinated against COVID-19 with the AstraZeneca vaccine were invited to the “live” queue. 68 seniors were vaccinated on Saturday and 99 on Sunday. 183 officers of the Klaipėda County Chief Police Commissariat were also vaccinated over the weekend.
According to R. Perminienė, almost 2,400 AstraZeneca vaccines are currently stored in Klaipeda. Efforts are therefore being made to exploit this vaccine by offering it to priority groups. “This vaccine has lost its reputation and you have to convince people to choose it. And another negative, in my eyes, its feature – revaccination is planned only after 12 weeks. Such a long period can deter people, “said R. Perminienė.
Consignments of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines were also received on Tuesday morning – about 2,400 doses. It is hoped that the vaccination process in Klaipeda will gain momentum.
It was noted that only four vaccines were dispensed: two Moderna due to the end of the vaccination center and no people left, and two Pfizer / BioNTech.
Students – passive
During the meeting, the Rector of Klaipeda University prof. Artūras Razbadauskas stated that information about vaccination was disseminated among employees. Some have already been vaccinated on Monday. Others assured those still thinking and would take the opportunity to do so the next day.
However, A.Razbadauskas provided sad numbers – only 5% agreed to be vaccinated. students who are doing or will soon do an internship in a health care facility. Why is that – he could not answer.
The epidemiological situation in Klaipeda has been improving recently. Infection rate 100 thousand. population in 14 days reaches 265 and is lower than in the whole of Lithuania – 318.
More than 11 percent have been vaccinated. populations.
Currently, 34 people with COVID-19 are lying in Klaipeda University Hospital.
Employees and graduates of Klaipėda educational institutions will be able to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine without prior registration on March 31 and April 1. These days, vaccination will take place at the Vaccination Center, Galinio Pylimo str. 3 from 2 to 6 p.m.
If you decide to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca, you must arrive at the Vaccination Center at the specified time and provide documents proving compliance with this priority group – have an educational certificate or a certificate signed by the head of the educational institution (e-certificate and employment contract are also valid); student card.