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Vaccination

Dort­mund currently has both stationary and mobile vaccination centers. An overview can be found on the city's website.

Booster vaccinations are offered, as well as primary and secondary vaccinations.

Since 7 June, vaccination prioritization has been lifted.  Currently, many general practitioners and specialists are offering short-term vaccination appointments. Ask about the possibility of receiving a booster vaccination.Those who do not have a family doctor can find a list of (second) vaccinations offered on the website of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Westfalen-Lippe.

 

The immunization of the population offers the best protection against a strong spreading of the virus, so the aim should be to achieve the highest possible vaccination coverage in all areas. The more people on campus are vaccinated, the safer it will be to be present during the winter semester 2021/2022. TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity calls on all mem­bers to also take advantage of the offer of a booster vaccination in good time.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has conducted a survey to find out how high the need for vaccination is among the students. Around 6,600 TU students took part in the short, anonymous on­line survey from 21 to 26 July. The result: 92 percent had been vaccinated at least once. According to the survey, 68 percent of the approximately 6,600 participants had already been fully vaccinated, and another 24 percent had already received their first vaccination. Less than one percent said they had already made an appointment for vaccination. Only two percent of all respondents said they would not like to be vaccinated. 

It is currently not compulsory to be vaccinated to attend classroom teaching. However, according to the 3G rule, persons who have not been vaccinated or are not recovered from the infection must present ne­ga­ti­ve proof of testing for this purpose, which must not be older than 24 hours.

Fully vaccinated do not need to show a ne­ga­ti­ve Co­ro­na test in areas where the "3G rule" applies. In addition, they no longer need to be quarantined if they are a close contact person and display no symptoms. Nevertheless they must continue to observe distance and hygiene rules; existing occupational health and safety measures must also be maintained. Due to the increasing number of vaccine breakthroughs, it makes sense that those who have been vaccinated also take advantage of the free citizen testing.

 

The Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends vaccination for convalescents usually six months after the date of the diagnosis by a positive PCR test. However, a  primary vaccination is also possible earlier, i.e. from four weeks after the symptoms have subsided. Only one vaccination is required to achieve full vaccine protection.

 

In Germany, only vaccinations that have been carried out with a vaccine approved in the EU are recognized. These are currently the four vaccines Comirnaty (BioNTech/Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), Vakzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Janssen-Cilag) and Nuvaxovid (Novavax). The Paul Ehrlich In­sti­tute publishes a list of approvals in­clu­ding alternative product names in third coun­tries. Only if your vaccine is on this list, you are considered immunized when entering the EU.

Anyone who has been vaccinated with a different vaccine (e.g. Sinuvax, Sinupharm or Sputnik) is not considered as immunized and must be tested both to enter Germany and to attend classroom teaching on campus.

Follow-up vaccinations with a vaccine approved in the EU are possible. Please seek medical advice on this as there are currently no general recommendations.  To do this, you can use the mobile vaccination services or visit a family doctor (see above).

The German Federal Ministry of Health provides in­for­mation on its website about the requirements which a vaccination certificate has to meet.

If you have any questions regarding vaccination certificates from abroad, please feel free to contact the Social Counseling Service of the International Office via mail.

The Standing Committee on Vaccination (Ständige Impfkommission, StIKo)  recommends that all citizens over the age of 18 receive a booster vaccination three months after the second vaccination.  In individual cases, the minimum interval may be four weeks if certain medical factors indicate this. However, an interval of four weeks is expressly not a recommendation, but an absolute lower limit for individual case decisions.

The booster vaccination is free of charge. In order to maintain vaccination protection, TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity encourages its mem­bers to take advantage of the booster vaccination offers.

More details can be found here: https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/impfen/aufklaerung-zum-impftermin/auffrischungsimpfung/

Information about the vaccination offers of the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity can be found under "Vaccination offer".

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