Three Austrian states open vaccine registration to the general public

Three Austrian states open vaccine registration to the general public
Medical staff are vaccinated in Vienna. Photo: ALEX HALADA / AFP
The City of Vienna has launched its vaccine registration platform for risk and non-risk groups. Two other states have also opened their platforms.

In Vienna, the registration is open to the general public, Kurier reports, although vaccinations are not expected for members of the public until the spring. 

Registration has also been launched in two more states. Lower Austria and Vorarlberg, with other states to follow. You can register by clicking the links. 

While vaccinations have started in Vienna already, they have been restricted to people in high risk groups. 

READ: How can I get vaccinated for Covid-19 in Austria?

In Vienna, registrations are available at the following link

Initially, people will be able to register their interest on the platform – and will be contacted at a later date for an appointment. 

Currently, vaccinations are being carried out in nursing homes and medical facilities. 

At the end of January, Vienna will open 13 vaccination centres.

Who gets vaccinated first? 

Phase one, which is set to kick off in January of 2021, will target people over the age of 65, “especially those in retirement and old age homes”. 

Phase one will also see staff in nursing homes vaccinated. 

With one million doses of the vaccine likely to be available, this phase will see 500,000 people vaccinated – as each person needs to receive the vaccine twice. 

Each dose will need to be given at least 21 days apart

Phase two, expected to start in February 2021, will see health workers and people in other vulnerable categories vaccinated. 

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Other people in so-called “systemically relevant” professions will also be vaccinated as part of this phase. 

Der Standard reports this includes police officers, employees in the food industry, transport companies and others, as well as teachers and employees of kindergartens and schools.

Starting in April, phase three will see the vaccine available to the general public. 

This will include those who are already sick with Covid-19. 

Information as to how to take part as a member of the general public – i.e. someone who is not in a risk group – will be provided by the government at a later date. 

 

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