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Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn decided on May 6, 2021 with the health ministers of the federal states that Vaccination with AstraZeneca regardless of the prioritization to release. After being informed by the doctor and weighing up the risks, everyone should be able to get this vaccine. In addition, the vaccinating doctor should be free, in consultation with the person being vaccinated, to shorten the interval between the first and second vaccination as part of the approval process.

Everyone 12-18 year olds A vaccination offer is to be made with BioNTech by the end of August, provided that approval takes place in June. A corresponding number of vaccination doses should be reserved for this.

Federal Minister of Health Spahn and the ministers of health of the federal states decided on May 10, 2021 that the Remove prioritization of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As with a vaccination with AstraZeneca, those wishing to vaccinate can receive the vaccination with the product from Johnson & Johnson "after medical advice and individual decision". The largest shipments of the vaccine are expected in June and July - totaling more than 10 million doses.

As long as the vaccine is scarce, protection is offered to those who need it most. Presumably in June the prioritization can be lifted in Germany so that anyone who wants can make an appointment for the vaccination.

Until then, a statutory ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Health applies to the sequence of vaccinations. Here is an overview of the vaccination groups:

Group 1 - highest priority

  • Over 80 year olds
  • People who are treated, cared for or cared for in inpatient or semi-inpatient facilities as well as in outpatient care groups for the treatment, care or care of older people or people in need of care
  • People who regularly have vaccinations against the coronavirus
  • Nursing staff in outpatient care services as well
  • People who assess and examine in the context of outpatient care
  • People who work in areas of medical facilities with a very high risk of exposure to the coronavirus, especially in intensive care units, in emergency rooms, in emergency services, in specialized outpatient palliative care, in vaccination centers and in areas where infection with the Coronavirus-relevant aerosol-generating activities are carried out (such as bronchoscopy)
  • People who regularly treat, care for or care for people in medical facilities who are at a very high risk of a serious or fatal course of the disease after an infection with the coronavirus - especially in oncology or transplant medicine or as part of the treatment of severely immunocompromised patients

Where can I find out if I can get vaccinated?

The federal states are responsible for organizing the vaccinations. Information on whether and how you can register for the vaccination in your federal state can be found on the website www.116117.de.

The vaccinations are currently taking place in vaccination centers in the federal states as well as by mobile vaccination teams who visit nursing homes, for example.

Vaccinations are also used in doctors' offices. The practices regulate the allocation of appointments independently.

Group 2 - high priority

  • Over 70 year olds
  • People with trisomy 21 or thalidomide damage
  • People after an organ transplant
  • People with dementia or with an intellectual disability or with severe psychiatric illness (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, severe depression)
  • People with cancer requiring treatment
  • People with severe chronic lung diseases (e.g. interstitial lung disease, COPD, cystic fibrosis), muscular dystrophies or comparable neuromuscular diseases, diabetes mellitus with complications, liver cirrhosis or another chronic liver disease, chronic kidney disease or obesity (with a BMI over 40)
  • People who, according to an individual medical assessment, have a very high or high risk of a serious or fatal course of the disease after an infection with the coronavirus due to special circumstances
  • Up to two close contact persons of people in need of care who do not live in an institution and are also over 70 years old or have one of the aforementioned illnesses or disabilities
  • Up to two close contact persons for pregnant women
  • People who work in inpatient or semi-inpatient facilities for mentally or mentally handicapped people or who regularly treat, care for or care for mentally or mentally handicapped people as part of outpatient care services
  • People who work in areas of medical facilities or as part of the exercise of a medical profession with a high or increased risk of exposure to the coronavirus, in particular doctors and staff with regular patient contact, staff from the blood and plasma donation services and in corona test centers
  • Police and emergency services who are exposed to a high risk of infection while on duty, for example during demonstrations. It also includes soldiers who are exposed to a high risk of infection when deployed abroad
  • People who work in missions abroad of the Federal Republic of Germany or for the German Archaeological Institute at locations with inadequate health care and are consequently exposed to a high risk of infection
  • People who work abroad for German political foundations or organizations and institutions based in the Federal Republic of Germany in the areas of crisis prevention, stabilization, post-conflict rehabilitation, development cooperation or foreign cultural and educational policy or as German citizens in international organizations in places with inadequate health care as a result are exposed to a high risk of infection
  • People who work in childcare facilities, day care, elementary schools, special schools or special schools
  • People in the public health service and in particularly relevant positions in maintaining the hospital infrastructure
  • Persons who are accommodated or employed in particular in refugee and homeless facilities or in other facilities for the homeless or in women's shelters
  • People who regularly work with older people or people in need of care within the framework of the offers for support in everyday life recognized under state law within the meaning of Section 45a of the Eleventh Book of the Social Code.

Group 3 - Increased Priority

  • Over 60 year olds
  • People with the following diseases in particular: cancer diseases in remission without treatment, immunodeficiency or HIV infection, autoimmune diseases, rheumatological diseases, heart failure, arrhythmia, stroke, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes mellitus without complications, obesity (BMI over 30)
  • People who, according to an individual medical assessment, have an increased risk of a serious or fatal course of the disease after an infection with the coronavirus due to special circumstances
  • Up to two close contact persons of people in need of care who do not live in an institution and are also over 60 years old or have one of the aforementioned diseases
  • People who are members of constitutional organs or in particularly relevant positions in the constitutional organs, in governments and administrations, in the armed forces, in the police, in customs, in the fire service, in disaster control including the technical relief organization, in the judiciary and the administration of justice, work abroad for German diplomatic missions, for German political foundations or organizations and institutions based in the Federal Republic of Germany in the areas of crisis prevention, stabilization, post-conflict rehabilitation, development cooperation or foreign cultural and educational policy or as a German citizen in international organizations
  • Election workers
  • People who work in particularly relevant positions in institutions and companies of critical infrastructure, in particular in pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, funeral services, food industry, water and energy supply, sewage disposal and waste management, transport and traffic as well as in information technology and telecommunications
  • Employees who work in areas of medical facilities with a low risk of exposure to the coronavirus, especially in laboratories and staff who do not care for patients
  • People who work in the food retail sector
  • People who work in institutions and services of child and youth welfare and in schools that are not primary, special or special schools, other people who are at a significantly increased risk of infection with the coronavirus due to their working or living conditions

Group 4 - No priority

  • All those who have a lower risk of suffering a severe course of Covid 19 disease. You should be given a vaccination offer according to the prioritized groups,

(As of March 11th)

You can find detailed information on the individual groups in the currentCorona vaccination regulation(As of March 10th).