If the people do not come to the vaccination, the vaccination will come to the people: Basel’s health director Lukas Engelberger wants to fight the pandemic on wheels in the future
After cantons such as Zurich, Bern, Schaffhausen or Schwyz, the canton of Basel-Stadt also receives a vaccination bus. The Basel health director Lukas Engelberger announced this to the Keystone-SDA news agency on Thursday.
The health department is currently pushing ahead with corresponding plans. One wants to bring the vaccinations closer to the people, said Engelberger (Die Mitte) on the edge of the media briefing on the legislature plan of the Basel government.
According to Engelberger, the vaccination rate for first vaccinations in the city canton is currently 62 percent, for second vaccinations it is 57 percent.
It is unclear when the vaccination bus should start. You want to communicate when the time comes, said a spokeswoman for the health department on request.
In the canton of Basel-Stadt, vaccinations are now not only offered in the vaccination center at Messe Basel, but from September 10th, the population can also be vaccinated against Covid-19 in four doctor’s practices and 13 pharmacies. The Swiss Tropical Institute is also offering corona vaccinations this month.