Information about the coronavirus, booster and vaccination

Fact-based information is the way forward. We have put together all the key information for you here: Find out more about the infection situation and get the latest updates from the federal state of Bremen. We have also compiled all the important points of contact as well as answers to the most urgent questions. Our goal: to share knowledge so that we can better combat the pandemic together.

Current figures in Bremen, Lower Saxony and Germany*

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City of Bremen

Hospitalisation 1)

1.77

7-day incidence rate

397,30

New infections +575

First vaccination 2) (*Land Bremen)

90,70%

Second vaccination: 87,00%

Booster: 64,40%

City of Bremerhaven

Hospitalisation 1)

1.77

7-day incidence rate

410,00

New infections +127

First vaccination 2) (*Land Bremen)

90,70%

Second vaccination: 87,00%

Booster: 64,40%

Lower Saxony

Hospitalisation 1)

2.44

7-day incidence rate

344,70

New infections +1.425

First vaccination 2)

79,50%

Second vaccination: 77,10%

Booster: 64,10%

Germany

Hospitalisation 1)

6.58

7-day incidence rate

409,90

New infections +78.863

First vaccination 2)

77,60%

Second vaccination: 75,80%

Booster: 59,30%

Hints: 1) Zahl der Menschen pro Woche, je 100.000 Einwohner, die wegen Corona ins Krankenhaus kommen. 2) Die Impfquoten für Bremen und Bremerhaven beziehen sich immer auf das Land Bremen, weil das RKI keine Aufteilung nach Städten vornimmt.
Quelle: Gesundheitsbehörden der Bundesländer und Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI).
*Vaccination rates refer to the state of Bremen as the place of vaccination and indicate how many people have been vaccinated in relation to the number of inhabitants of the state.

Distancing, hygiene, mask and ventilation: general coronavirus measures

Strict adherence to the general coronavirus measures is proven to be the most effective and fastest way out of the pandemic. How to protect the lives of your family and friends:
Because it helps to put the pandemic behind us!

DISTANCING: Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres to other people at all times and in all places (inside and outside)

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HYGIENE: Wash hands thoroughly and regularly using soap (30 seconds) Make sure to always sneeze and cough into a tissue or into your elbow.

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VENTILATION: Make sure that interior spaces are well ventilated. Airflow reduces the risk of infection.

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MASK WEARING: Wear an FFP2 mask over your mouth and nose wherever it is mandatory to do so.

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Distancing, mask, hygiene regulations

In addition to the regulations regarding distancing, hygiene, mask wearing and regular ventilation, there are also further measures to avoid becoming infected with the coronavirus. These are available on the website of the Bremen Senator for Health, Women and Consumer Protection.

Facts about vaccination and boosters

Boosters and vaccinations have proven safe and effective over the course of the pandemic. Unfortunately, false reports and disinformation continue to circulate in relation to the coronavirus. The following facts about vaccination against the coronavirus are based on completely reliable and scientific information:

Also beneficial for young people

The coronavirus can affect all of us. And we can only stay on top of the coronavirus by working together. This is why it is also important that young people get vaccinated. Learn more about this on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

No virus in the vaccine

All coronavirus vaccines work safely without containing the virus itself. Read more about the different vaccines on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

No threat to fertility

The coronavirus vaccines are produced without the use of any animal components. Read more about the composition of the available vaccines on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

No animal content

The coronavirus vaccines are produced without the use of any animal components. Read more about the composition of the available vaccines on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Effectiveness for everybody

The vaccines are safe and work the same for all people, regardless of their gender, origin, skin colour or religion. Read more about the safety of the vaccines on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Coronavirus overview

Learn more about coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the respiratory disease COVID-19 on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Vaccination

Read more about vaccination here.

Why get vaccinated?

By getting vaccinated, we can ready our immune system for the coronavirus so that we will ideally not get infected with the COVID-19 disease or that it will occur in a milder form. Learn more about the importance of vaccination and read answers to frequently asked questions on this topic on the Robert Koch Institute website (content only available in German).

Information about booster vaccinations

Why get the booster vaccination?

We are only fully vaccinated and optimally protected once we have received our booster vaccination. The vaccines against the coronavirus offer effective, lasting protection against serious illness and death. However, studies show that vaccination protection declines over time. Booster vaccinations ensure continued complete protection against the coronavirus. Read more about this on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health. 

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Who should get the booster vaccination?

In general, everybody who has been fully vaccinated previously should get the booster vaccination. As older people are at a higher risk of developing a more serious illness, it is important that all those aged 70 or older be vaccinated again. Read more about this on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health. 

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Which vaccine is used?

The BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are used for booster vaccinations in the state of Bremen. 

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When should the booster vaccination be carried out?

As a general rule, the first and second vaccinations should have been provided between four weeks and three months previously. This depends on the vaccine provided and on the health and age of the person being vaccinated. Read more about the recommendations on the website of the Bremen Senator for Health, Women and Consumer Protection.

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Where are the booster vaccinations provided?

The booster vaccination can be carried out in vaccination centres around the city, at vaccination trucks or buses, or by general practitioners.

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What do I need to bring with me?

If possible, please bring the following documents: 

  • Your ID card or passport
  • Health insurance card
  • Vaccination certificate, if available

Proof of first and second vaccination is essential.

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How can I register for a booster vaccination?

You can make an appointment online at impfzentrum.bremen.de. Or you can call the Bremen vaccination call centre to make an appointment: 0421 5775 1177. You can get your booster vaccination at the Am Brill vaccination centre, from the vaccination truck or from the mobile teams in Bremen without an appointment. You can expect to encounter waiting times here though, as demand is currently very high. Read more about the available dates and times.

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What vaccines are available?

Vaccines are being researched and developed worldwide for the prevention of COVID-19. The BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been approved for use in the European Union. Weitere Projekte befinden sich in einem fortgeschrittenen Stadium. Das heißt: Die Europäische Arzneimittel-Agentur EMA erhält Studiendaten der Hersteller und wertet sie aus. Die EMA ist zuständig für das Zulassungsverfahren.

For more information, visit https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/impfen/impfstoffe/? 

How does vaccination work?

Read about what will happen at your vaccination appointment and what you need to consider on the website of the Bremen Senator for Health, Women and Consumer Protection.

Testing

Information and testing options in the federal state of Bremen are available on the website of the Bremen Senator for Health, Women and Consumer Protection.

Important phone numbers

for citizens with questions and medical concerns

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Bremen Public Health Department
+49 (0)421 361 15 113
Public hotline
Coronavirus info hotline
115
Emergency services
112
MEDIATION federal association
Conflict hotline
(0800) 247 36 76
Telephone counselling
(0800) 111 0 111
Task force
For entrepreneurs and self-employed people
+49 (0)421 9600 333
On-call medical service
116 117

Do you have symptoms of illness?

If you notice symptoms in yourself or have had contact with persons who are known to be infected:

Call your doctor by phone. Do not go directly to the medical practice or to the coronavirus clinic. You will discuss the next steps with your doctor and, if necessary, you will be referred to a coronavirus clinic.

Outside of regular surgery hours, you can call the on-call medical service of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians for the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen on 116 117.

Important: If you are referred to a coronavirus clinic by your doctor, do not use public transport to go to the coronavirus clinic. If the coronavirus clinic is located too far away and you do not have your own car or cannot be taken there, you can arrange for transport by ambulance following consultation with your doctor.

News

Current dates, times and locations

The deployment mobile teams will continue in the coming week. The mobile teams are in the next week in the Östliche Vorstadt, Mitte, Burglesum, Oberneuland and Gröpelingen in use. In addition to the vaccination offers of the mobile teams, the vaccination trucks will also be on the road in Gröperlingen, Hastedt and at the Weser Stadium in the coming week.

Booster vaccinations with new vaccine rolled out

From today, residents of Bremen and Bremerhaven can be vaccinated with the new mRNA vaccines from BioNTech or Moderna. The vaccines have been developed specifically to target the Omicron BA1 variant and are available to people 12 years and above as a booster.

For what groups of people is a fourth vaccination important?

A fourth vaccination (i.e. second booster vaccination) is now recommended for certain groups of people. Consult your general practitioner – or stop by one of the vaccination centres or stations in the state of Bremen.