This means that all adults can be vaccinated with these vaccines regardless of their age. After June 7, you can also ask for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at the doctor or at the vaccination centre.
Germany began vaccinating its citizens on December 27, 2020. There is anger at the slow pace of vaccinations, although it has quickened in recent days. As of May 22, it has fully vaccinated 11,3 million people. But that represents just 13,7 per cent of the population, compared with 56,5 per cent in Israel, 34 per cent in the UK and 39,6 per cent in the US.
The number of vaccines against COVID-19 is currently limited. Therefore, not all people can be vaccinated right away and there are many disappointed people who want to be vaccinated, including me.
How much does the vaccine cost?
The vaccination at the vaccination centres is free of charge for all people living in Germany. This means that if you have a German registration certificate or are insured with German health insurance, you can automatically get a free COVID-19-vaccination in Germany.
Where can I get vaccinated?
You can get vaccinated at a vaccination centre, or at the doctor’s office.
At the vaccination centre:
Appointments are hard to find due to the high demand and currently limited vaccination doses. You have the option to either receive your appointment via telephone by calling 116117 or you can then register via this page https://www.impfterminservice.de/impftermine by selecting the province in which you reside.
At the doctor's office
You can also get the vaccine from a doctor. You can just call or email a doctor and ask for it. The doctor will put you on their waiting list. After June 7, you can also get the BioNTech/Pfizer or Moderna vaccine from a doctor.
Another way of getting vaccination is by registering on the waiting list of the https://www.sofort-impfen.de/. sofort-impfen.de is available to you free of charge. After you have registered on their waiting list, you will be notified automatically as soon as Covid-19 vaccination doses are available from doctors in your area. If the time and vaccine correspond to your wishes, you can confirm the proposed date - the following applies there: first come, first served.
What do I have to bring to the vaccination?
Please bring the following documents with you to the vaccination:
- Your personal ID (your passport or residence permit)
- Invitation letter, or proof of eligibility (Impfberechtig) for the vaccine
- The filled medical history questionnaire (Anamnesebogen)
- The signed consent form (Einverständniserklärung)
- Your vaccination pass (Impfpass or Impfausweis)
You can find these documents on the service page “Vaccination against Corona ( SARS -CoV-2)” in the section “Required documents”. If you are unable to download these documents, the documents are available at the vaccination centres.
116117.de: Coronavirus Vaccination: What You Should Know
service.berlin.de: Vaccination against Corona (SARS-CoV-2)
theguardian.com: Germany to approve Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine for adults of all ages
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sbk.org: Covid-19 vaccinations
rbb24.de: Prioritization for corona vaccinations should end on June 7th