Vaccination against coronavirus

The coronavirus vaccination is the best way of getting out of the pandemic. You can find lots of detailed and up-to-date information about the vaccination process here.

Information from the Federal Ministry of Health: Continue reading

Information from the Robert Koch Institute: Continue reading

Information from the Paul Ehrlich Institute: Continue reading

Booster vaccinations

Why are booster vaccinations necessary?

The vaccines against the coronavirus offer effective, lasting protection against serious illness and death. However, studies show that vaccination protection declines over time and asymptomatic infections and mild illnesses are then possible. In the case of older people, there is a higher chance of severe illness due to the declining vaccination protection against infection with the coronavirus. A booster vaccination ensures continued complete protection against the coronavirus. 

Who should receive the booster vaccination?

Everybody who has been fully vaccinated previously should receive 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.

Which vaccine is used?

The booster vaccination is an mRNA vaccine (BioNTech or Moderna). 

When should the booster vaccination be given?

The second vaccination with the BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine should have been at least six months previously. In the case of immune deficiency due to illness or medication, the booster vaccination may be possible earlier. 

With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the booster vaccination is available four weeks after the original vaccination.

Where does the booster vaccination take place?

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

What do I need to bring with me?

If possible, please bring the following documents:

  • Your ID card or passport
  • Health insurance card
  • Vaccination card if available.

Proof of first and second vaccination against the coronavirus is essential. 

How can I register for my booster vaccination?

You can register online at impfzentrum.bremen.de for an appointment.

Or arrange an appointment by telephone:
Bremen vaccination call centre number: 0421 5775 1177

You can get your booster vaccination from the vaccination truck and the mobile teams in Bremen without an appointment. You can expect to encounter waiting times here though, as demand is currently very high. You can check the locations and opening hours of the vaccination trucks with the teams in the individual districts.

You can also get your booster vaccination from the vaccination bus in Bremerhaven without an appointment. Waiting times are also to be expected here due to high demand. You can check the locations and opening hours in the overview on this page.

Many doctors also provide the booster vaccination for their patients. In this case, you can simply ask your doctor for it.

In Bremen:

  • Bremen-North vaccination centre
    Kirchheide 42 
    28757 Bremen
     
  • Bremen-East vaccination centre
    At Weserpark 
    Hans-Bredow-Straße 19
    28307 Bremen
     
  • Bremen-South vaccination centre
    At Einkaufspark Duckwitz
    Duckwitzstraße
    28199 Bremen
     
  • Bremen-West vaccination centre
    At SanderCenter 
    Schragestraße 3D 
    28239 Bremen 
     
  • Bremen-Central vaccination centre (Sögestraße children’s vaccination centre in the future)
    Sögestraße 59-61
    28195 Bremen
     
  • Am Brill vaccination centre
    Am Brill 1-3
    28195 Bremen

Vaccinations are only possible by prior appointment in all vaccination centres. To arrange an appointment, it is first necessary to register at  impfzentrum.bremen.de. Once there are free appointment slots available, booking codes will be sent out.

In Bremerhaven:

Subject to appointment for all people aged 5 or older. Arrange an appointment at www.impfzentrum.bremen.de – in the case of those under the age of 16, legal guardians are responsible for registering. 

Address:
The vaccination centres are located on the first and third floors of Hanse-Carré (lift available)
Bürgermeister-Smidt-Str. 10
27568 Bremerhaven

Opening hours: 
Monday to Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 

To check the times when children’s doctors will be available at the vaccination centres, see www.bremerhaven.de/impfen. For children aged 5 to 11, there is a separate waiting list for registration.

Making an appointment: 

Option 1: 

  • Subject to appointment via online registration 
  • Personal access code will be provided via the registration list
  • Via the website: www.impfzentrum.bremen.de 

Option 2: 

  • Subject to appointment via telephone 
  • Bremen vaccination call centre number: 0421 5775 1177 

Vaccination trucks and mobile teams – Bremen

The vaccination trucks and mobile teams will continue to visit the various districts of the city and offer first and second vaccinations as well as booster vaccinations.
The teams in the individual districts will provide information about locations and opening hours. Simply check the colourful signs or flyers in your district.

Vaccination bus – Bremerhaven:

Locations and opening hours: 
Mondays at Julius-Leber-Platz 
Tuesdays at the Edeka store on Georg-Seebeck-Straße 55/58 
Wednesdays at Ernst-Reuter-Platz 
Thursdays at the PENNY car park, Boschstraße 4
Fridays at the car park on Heinrich-Kappelmann-Straße
Saturdays at the Bremerhaven civic centre car park, beside the ticket centre 

Without appointment Mon – Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
No prior appointment necessary (may involve waiting time)

Depending on capacity, citizens aged 12 and older can receive their first, second and booster vaccines there from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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).

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. Other projects are currently at an advanced stage. This means that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has received study data from manufacturers and is evaluating this data. The EMA is responsible for the approval process.

For more information, visit: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/corona-informationen-impfung/coronavirus-impfung-faq-1788988

How does the vaccine work?

Some of the vaccines have different ways of working and people therefore need to be vaccinated at different intervals with different vaccines. What they all have in common is that they all offer effective protection against infection with Covid-19. Vaccination is currently carried out by appointment in the vaccination centres as well as by certain doctors in Bremen and Bremerhaven.

Note: You can enter your name on the registration list in the vaccination centre appointment portal at www.impfzentrum.bremen.de