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Austria: Vienna to make more than 100,000 new vaccination appointments free from Friday

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Austria: Vienna to make more than 100,000 new vaccination appointments free from Friday
A coronavirus vaccine waiting room. Photo: Christof STACHE / AFP

Despite delivery delays, the Austrian city-state of Vienna is set to make 105,000 new vaccination appointments available from Friday.

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A spokesman for Vienna City Council Health Director Peter Hacker (SPÖ) confirmed to Austrian newspaper Der Standard that the appointments would be released on Friday, April 9th. 

The spokesman said authorities wanted to avoid a rush and would instead release the appointments throughout the day.

Der Standard reports that further details of the new appointments would not be released in order to “avoid the expected onslaught” of people wanting an appointment. 

The 105,000 appointments will take place over the next three weeks until the end of April starting on Monday, April 12th. 

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Those who have registered will be contacted regarding the appointments via email or SMS. 

The 105,000 appointments will be made available to the following groups, Der Standard reports. 

- 75,000 vaccinations for people over 65 years of age (born in 1956 or later) 

- 22,500 vaccinations for high-risk patients aged 18 and over 

- 4,000 vaccinations for people with disabilities 

- 4,000 vaccinations for contact persons of pregnant women

The extra appointments were made available despite AstraZeneca announcing on Thursday that there would be delays in delivery, as Pfizer/Biontech indicated it would deliver 130,300 doses to Vienna as promised. 

You can register to have the vaccine in Vienna at the following link. 

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