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Source: Charite – Universitatsmedizin Berlin Berlin’s state-owned hospitals have been vaccinating medical staff against the coronavirus since today Joint press release from Charité and Vivantes The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the hospital group Vivantes have jointly received a total of almost 1000 vaccine doses from the Berlin Senate Department for Health, Care and Equality at short notice. This means that the first employees will be vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus since this morning. The vaccinations will initially take place up to and including December 31, 2020. At the Vivantes Clinic in Neukölln and at the Vivantes Humboldt Clinic in Reinickendorf, hospital employees have been vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus by the company medical service since 11 a.m. today. First, employees of the COVID-19 intensive care units and other wards that treat COVID-19 patients receive the vaccine. The vaccinations at Vivantes are carried out in the staff vaccination centers set up at the sites. At the Charité, vaccinations began at 10 a.m. at the three clinical locations Campus Charité Mitte, Campus Benjamin Franklin and Campus Virchow-Klinikum in parallel. Here, too, personnel are taken into account who, based on the vaccination ordinance, belong to the group with the highest priority, i.e. are directly employed in the medical care and care of COVID-19 patients. Dr. Heyo K. Kroemer, Chairman of the Charité Board: “We are very pleased and grateful that the Senate Administration has succeeded in making vaccinations possible in a first step for those who have been particularly challenged for months in the fight against the pandemic. Doctors and nurses are constantly working to the absolute limit in this unprecedented crisis situation. A vaccination can at least provide more security here. ”Dr. Johannes Danckert, Vivantes Managing Director Clinic Management: “Vaccinations give us hope. We are very happy that we will soon be able to better protect all vaccine-ready employees who are on duty day and night in our clinics to care for people with COVID-19. The health of the hospital employees is a prerequisite for us to be able to ensure the long-term and best possible health care for the Berlin population in the pandemic. Vivantes has therefore been preparing for the vaccinations of its own employees for weeks and has developed a concept. An internal survey showed that our employees are very willing to vaccinate. “

Contact Markus Heggen, Press Spokesperson, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin: +49 30 450 570 400

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