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Source: Swiss Canton Zug – news in German

The preparations for the corona vaccination in the canton of Zug are in full swing. The vaccination center will be located in Baar and will be operated by the Zug Cantonal Hospital together with the Hirslanden AndreasKlinik. In order to care for people who are unable to come to the vaccination center, the Zug ambulance service supports local vaccination activities in all Zug communities. As soon as possible, doctors’ practices and pharmacies should also be able to vaccinate. The vaccination campaign will start in the first half of January 2021, if the vaccine is then available.

The current planning assumes that one or two vaccines against Covid-19 could get approval in Switzerland very soon. The aim is to make the vaccination available to the Zug population as quickly as possible. The Health Directorate is therefore intensively promoting the preparatory work in cooperation with the Security Directorate.

Optimal solution for the vaccination center

The Zug Cantonal Hospital and the Hirslanden AndreasKlinik have taken on responsibility for setting up and operating the vaccination center. This will be realized in the “Gewerbepark an der Lorze” on the spinning mill area in Baar. The prerequisites are ideal: there is a large area with different rooms available, use is possible without delay, and the existing infrastructure does not require any costly adjustments. In addition, the bus stop in front of the house ensures a good connection to public transport; Parking facilities are also available. In full operation, it should be possible to vaccinate over 1000 people a day, seven days a week. The exact process from registration to vaccination will be communicated at a later date.

Vaccination mobile ensures decentralized vaccination options

For certain groups of people, the way to the vaccination center would be a major hurdle, for example for residents of nursing homes. You should be vaccinated locally. The Zug ambulance service rents and operates a specially equipped vehicle to support these activities. This will be used across the canton as required.

Vaccinations in doctor’s offices and pharmacies as soon as possible

With regard to vaccination in medical practices and pharmacies, certain logistical and administrative questions are still open. The canton of Zug is striving to find solutions as soon as possible so that these important service providers can also be involved in the vaccination project. The medical association has already made specific inquiries among its members, and initial contacts have also been made with the Zuger Apotheken association.

Demanding logistics

Depending on the vaccine, storage and transport are very demanding. For example, a vaccine must be stored at temperatures of minus 75 degrees Celsius. The canton of Zug has therefore secured the support of a logistics partner authorized by Swissmedic. The required capacities have already been confirmed. This guarantees that the vaccinations for the Zug population are stored and transported safely and properly.

Focus on the next six months

If the vaccine is available in January 2021 and everything goes according to plan, all Zug residents who want to be vaccinated should be able to be vaccinated by the beginning of summer. At the beginning, the priority is to reach people and health workers who are particularly at risk – in accordance with the federal vaccination strategy. Vaccination will be free for the whole population.

Personnel wanted

Around 100 full-time positions are required to run the vaccination center. Recruitment has already started. We are looking for employees in the administrative area, FaGe and MPA as well as HF nurses. Applications are now possible via the Zug Cantonal Hospital website (https://jobs.zgks.ch).

Information point for questions from the population

The canton’s Corona information center is available for questions from the population:

Phone: +41 41 728 39 09 (Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. / 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun: 9.39 a.m.-12 p.m.)

E. Mail: auskunft.corona@zg.ch

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