Big campaign to vaccinate more
At Gamlegården only 43 per cent of adult immigrants are fully vaccinated, as against 90 per cent of the people living in the Pallers area of Åhus, for example. On Tuesday the information hub from the county administrative board and Region Skåne was at Gamlegården to tell people about vaccination, which was carried out by Näsby health centre.
”This is ideal. Now I don't have to make an appointment”Ali Yasir Ahudi
Buhaa Abdulrahaman från Yemen has made up her mind. Now it's time to do it.
– I've been scared of being vaccinated, somebody said you could die, but most of the people around me have been vaccinated. At school, at Sfi, they say we must do it if we want to come to school. Otherwise we must keep on with remote studies, he says.
He started at Sfi in 2019, but for most of the time he has had to study remotely.
Ali Yasir Ahudi comes cycling past. He comes originally from Afghanistan but lives in Karlshamn now and is in his last year at Praktiska Gymnasiet on the vehicle and transport programme.
– This is ideal. Now I don't have to make an appointment, something that can cause problems if you're at school, he says.
Mouna Ismail is also standing in the queue.
– I was just going to pop into the shop, and I saw this. I want to have my second dose.
– The first time I wanted to go with my children to Tivoli in Copenhagen, but they wouldn't let us into Denmark, I hadn't been vaccinated, she says.
”Our aim is to make a noticeable difference in our figures, to reach the same level as the rest of the community”Linda Björklund, manager at Näsby health centre
When the over-65's were to be vaccinated it was a job for the health centres. Näsby health centre showed a very good result.
– We had the same or better results as other health centres in Sweden, despite our cultural and language differences.
– We sent a letter home to everyone in Swedish, Somali and Arabic. We contacted the oldest people by phone, says Linda Björklund, manager at Näsby health centre.
In phase four, when all adults were to be vaccinated, it was the vaccine-providers who were responsible for carrying out the vaccinations. Health centres had the task of vaccinating persons who did not have a complete civil registration number or who were unable to get to where vaccinations were carried out.
Do you think Region Skåne did the right thing in buying in vaccinations for all adults?
– You can't say what's right and what's wrong when you're in the middle of a pandemic, says Linda Björklund.
– Health care needed time to recover, and that's what we've been able to get. I think people should support the political decisions that have been reached, they are made with the best intentions.
How high coverage do you think you can reach here at Näsby?
– Our aim is to make a noticeable difference in our figures, to reach the same level as the rest of the community, says Linda Björklund.
Areas with the most and the fewest fully vaccinated
Registered vaccinations for all inhabitants aged 16 or over grouped by post code up to 15th September. Post code areas with fewer than 30 inhabitants have not been listed.
Areas with the fewest fully vaccinated
43 per cent: 291 38 Kristianstad (Gamlegården)
45 per cent: 291 37 Kristianstad (Näsby/Gamlegården)
47 per cent: 291 39 Kristianstad (Näsby)
50 per cent: 295 34 Bromölla (kring stationsområdet)
51 per cent: 291 60 Kristianstad (Charlottesborg)
52 per cent: 281 41 Hässleholm (Ljungdala)
52 per cent: 283 96 Killeberg (Osby)
54 per cent: 295 74 Näsum (tätort)
56 per cent: 283 34 Osby (tätort)
58 per cent: 295 51 Bromölla (Edenryd)
58 per cent: 283 76 Killeberg (Osby)
Fully vaccinated per commune
74 per cent: Kristianstad
72 per cent: Hässleholm
70 per cent: Östra Göinge
68 per cent: Osby
62 per cent: Bromölla
Source: Region Skåne