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Vienna Will Vaccinate Thousands of Medical Workers in the Coming Four Days

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A cyclist drives on a shopping street in downtown Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

BERLIN — The Austrian capital of Vienna will vaccinate thousands of medical workers in the coming four days.

Authorities in Vienna plan to give first shots to 11,000 people, the majority general practitioners, specialists and their staff.

The shots are being administered at Vienna’s main convention center and will be available to hundreds of paramedics, nurses and independent midwives.

Mayor Michael Ludwig says giving priority to medical workers would help show the rest of the population that the vaccines are safe.