Trade fairs, congress and event centers were inflationarily converted into vaccination routes during the pandemic. When Austria celebrates its “Freedom Day” on March 5th, the operators of course also want their normality – and thus their halls – to be back. Especially since these are pretty much deserted. Only 60,309 stitches against Covid were administered across Austria in the past week. Dramatic: Among them were only 5136 first stitches. 730 Austrians a day can still be persuaded. Too little.
“Unfortunate, but rationally explicable,” says Wolfgang Wlattnig, deputy State Office Director in Styria in the “Kurier”, and gives reasons: “The predicted waning pandemic, the lack of external pressure from opening steps for the unvaccinated.”
In addition, the discussion about a possible impunity to vaccinate reduces the willingness for the first vaccination to a minimum.
Vienna’s City Councilor for Health Peter Hacker (SPÖ) also has to admit that. “The vaccination infrastructure will certainly not be able to be maintained in this size,” says a spokesman for Vienna’s City Councilor for Health Peter Hacker (SPÖ). The vaccination containers are constantly being evaluated anyway. If there is no demand, they are withdrawn from their locations. In Vienna, the Austria Center, Austria’s largest vaccination line, is still in operation – but the operation is hardly worthwhile. After all, a doctor costs 150 euros per hour.
The contract with the Austria Center initially runs until the middle of the year. Ultimately, how things will continue there also depends on the further test strategy of the federal government. Because the congress center is also used by the city as a test center.