Thuringia: I had the idea to vaccinate bratwurst


Suhl – His action makes headlines and imitators nationwide. In Sonneberg alone, almost 800 people took a bite on two days. In BILD, the inventor of the bratwurst vaccination reveals his secret of success.

Vaccination center manager Christian Jauer (35) from the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Thuringia (KVT): “The idea came up over a sausage breakfast with colleagues. It’s a Friday ritual in Sonneberg. ”Some companies even assign extra employees to grill for their staff, they say.

Assembly worker Martin Lautensack (33) no longer feels like testing, and traveled specially from Ummerstadt, 35 kilometers away

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Jauer continues: “I wanted something down-to-earth, uncomplicated with tradition. We create a relaxed atmosphere and also play music. People come from all walks of life. ”He was surprised that the campaign was so successful.

Vaccination booster is also the appointment-free choice of two vaccines as well as the sale of drinks in favor of the local children’s home.

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Alexandra Roß (32): “I was only able to vaccinate now because I breastfed beforehand. I’ll bring the sausage to my husband. “

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Already at the premiere in July three times as many citizens came as usual. On Friday, despite the rain, the first was already standing on the grate at 5.30am.

Cindy von der Wehd (43) from Sonneberg also stood in the queue: “I really wanted Johnson & Johnson so that I only had to come once. But the sausage was also an incentive. Friday is bratwurst day! “

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Dominik Siebert (24) from Neustadt / Coburg did not miss the free breakfast

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The third edition is planned for the last weekend in September. Then even two days and with a stage show. Other cities are following suit: at the station festival in Bad Salzungen next Saturday, the first 300 people who have been vaccinated will get free sausages.

And Jena is now attracting visitors with five-euro vouchers for restaurants.

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Vaccination center employee Heide Müller (59) also used her break for a real Thuringian

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