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Corona vaccination: the doctor is now allowed to draw seven doses from an ampoule

After North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Armin Laschet campaigned for this in the “Maischberger” program, vaccination doctor Christian Meyer is now allowed to use zero residual syringes when vaccinating against Covid-19. With these particularly finely dosed syringes, it is possible to take seven instead of six doses from a Biontech ampoule and in this way to vaccinate around 15 percent more people with the existing vaccine.

Meyer is one of the leading vaccinators in the Rheinisch-Bergisches Kreis and has been calling for these syringes to be used for months in order to be able to vaccinate more people. He had bought these through the district in the Netherlands, but the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Health initially forbade him to use them.

Now the U-turn. In the ARD program “Maischberger” on Wednesday, Prime Minister Laschet himself addressed the issue: “When asked: How many syringes can you draw? - there is someone in Bergisch Gladbach who draws seven from an ampoule. So we said: Do it! ”Said the CDU chairman. Even in response to the objection from moderator Sandra Maischberger: “But it wasn't like that in the beginning”, Laschet added: “Yes, but you have to approach it pragmatically and say: Do it! If you can, if it is responsible, do it. Don't always ask, not all the bureaucracy. "

Use is your own responsibility

Thereupon the district administrator of the Rheinisch-Bergisches Kreis, Stephan Santelmann (CDU), who supports the vaccinator, asked the NRW Ministry of Health again, and this confirmed that the vaccinator was now allowed to use the syringes. However, independently.