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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. Vaccination with the Novavax inactivated vaccine is also possible.

In addition, you can also get vaccinated at some pharmacies. You can find an overview of participating pharmacies here.

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 severe course. 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 was among the students. Around 4,300 TU students took part in the short, anonymous online survey from 24 to 28 January. The result: around 80 percent had already received a booster vaccination. Five percent were freshly basic immunized. Only two percent of all respondents said they did not want to be vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine.

 

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. This rule is expected to be eliminated as of  3 April.

Basic immunized and boostered persons do not need to show a negative corona test in areas where the "3G rule" applies. If the "2Gplus rule" applies, boostered individuals as well as basic immunized individuals (up to day 90 after basic immunization) do not need to test.

In addition, if they are a close contact person and have no symptoms, they no longer need to be quarantined as a boostered person. This rule also applies to basic immunized persons (until the 90th day after basic immunization).

However, the distance and hygiene rules must still be observed, and the existing occupational health and safety measures must be maintained.

 


The federal government expects to receive its first shipment of inactivated vaccine doses in late February. Due to limited vaccine doses, the vaccine will initially be available exclusively through community-based vaccination offerings and will be prioritized for vaccination to groups of individuals who are likely to be affected by the facility-based vaccination requirement. In addition, individuals who cannot be vaccinated with the licensed mRNA vaccines due to health limitations may receive the inactivated vaccine.

Two vaccine doses, three weeks apart, are required for complete vaccination with Novavax's vaccine. Persons whose second vaccination was at least 14 days ago are then considered to have received basic immunization.

No, only persons who have received two vaccinations against the coronavirus are considered as fully vaccinated. Individuals who have received only one vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and have not recovered from infection will need a second vaccination usually with an mRNA vaccine (Biontech or Moderna) to be considered as fully vaccinated. Thus, individuals who have only been vaccinated once with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and received a green checkmark in the TU app are considered not fully vaccinated under current legal regulations despite having a green checkmark. Please ensure that you have been fully vaccinated, otherwise you will no longer be granted access to TU Dortmund University buildings during the random checks of the original documents.

Even though persons who have received one vaccination with Johnson & Johnson and a second vaccination with an mRNA vaccine are considered to be fully vaccinated, they are generally not subject to the exemption from mandatory testing at 2Gplus events. For this, they require a third vaccination (booster vaccination). An exception applies to persons who have been vaccinated twice if the second vaccination took place more than 14 but less than 90 days ago.

The Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends vaccination for convalescents three 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 basic 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".

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).