The city of Jena does not assign vaccination appointments. Appointments can only be made via the website of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians or by telephone on 0049 3643 4950490.
The organization of vaccinations - from the scheduling of appointments to the actual vaccination - is regulated exclusively by the state of Thuringia and the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Thuringia. The municipalities only have the task of supporting the provision of vaccination centres on site. As central information platforms on the topic of "Vaccination in Thuringia", both the State of Thuringia and the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians have provided websites.
Who gets vaccinated first?
The order of vaccinations is regulated by a legal ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Health, which is based on the vaccination recommendation of the Permanent Vaccination Commission at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). An overview of the prioritization can be found on the website of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung website.
Information on the vaccination strategy Thuringia is provided by the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians Thuringia.
How do you have to prove that you belong to a priority group to be vaccinated?
When making an appointment, you will be asked for your age and occupation, among other things - you will need your identity card or a confirmation from your employer to prove this.
When is the hotline for the allocation of vaccination appointments available?
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 07:00 - 17:00 hrs
- Wednesday and Friday: 08:00 - 12:00 o'clock
The telephone number is: 0049 3643 4950490. If there are supply shortages of the vaccine, appointments may sometimes be suspended.
Can you get on a waiting list so you don't have to keep calling?
No. There are no waiting lists.
Where are the vaccination centers located in Jena?
Locations of the vaccination centers in Jena
|1. Ziegesarstraße 19, 07747 Jena (former surgery)||
|2. public swimming pool, Knebelstraße 10, 07745 Jena||
You can choose yourself which vaccination center you want to go to.
Can the senior citizens' meeting places not collectively make appointments for several citizens?
No, each citizen must make an appointment on their own.
What happens after I get an appointment?
If you have been given a vaccination appointment, you will receive an SMS or an e-mail (if this has been specified) 1-2 days before the appointment to confirm the appointment. If you are unable to keep your vaccination appointment or have to postpone it, you will be informed by e-mail: email@example.com. If you would like to make a new appointment, this will again be done via the hotline.
What do I need to bring to the vaccination appointment?
If you have booked online, you can print out your documents at home and bring them with you. However, this is not mandatory, but simplifies the process at the vaccination centre. You are also welcome to bring your medication schedule with you. If you need a companion, they can come with you to the appointment. Please do not forget your vaccination card.
Do I have to wear an FFP2 mask at the appointment?
Either an FFP2 mask or a medical mouth-nose protection.
How do I get to the vaccination centre - is there a transport service?
Only if you have a care level can you get a transport voucher from your GP.
Do I have to pay for the vaccination or transport to the vaccination?
Vaccination at the vaccination centres or by mobile vaccination teams is free of charge for citizens - regardless of their insurance status.
The costs for the vaccine are borne by the federal government. The Länder, together with the statutory health insurance and private health insurance, bear the costs of operating the vaccination centres.
For people with statutory health insurance, the general practitioner can prescribe transport borne by the health insurance. This applies to the following groups of persons:
- Insured persons with the characteristic signs "aG", "Bl" or "H" in the severely disabled person's identity card,
- persons in need of care with care degree 4 or 5.
- In the case of care degree 3, there must also be a permanent mobility restriction.
For more detailed information, please speak to your doctor.
How are vaccinations given in nursing homes or assisted living facilities?
The mobile vaccination teams vaccinate in the nursing homes. Appointments are made via the nursing homes, which register with the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. Citizens in assisted living who are mobile must register via the appointment hotline.
I have a severely disabled relative, when can I make an appointment?
This depends on the priority.
Are there opportunities for mobile vaccination teams for care recipients at home?
I'm afraid not. These vaccinations should later take over the family doctors.
At what point are vaccinated people really protected?
For basic immunization, people must be vaccinated twice. After the second vaccination, it takes about 14 days until the protection is complete. Whether, as with influenza, the vaccination must take place every year, is still open. More information can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health under the point: How effective are the mRNA-COVID-19 vaccines?
Are there any findings on possible side effects?
As with any vaccination, vaccine reactions and side effects can occur after COVID-19 vaccination.
The most common side effects so far are pain at the injection site, fatigue and headaches. An overview of all side effects that occurred during the test phase can be found at the Robert Koch Institute under: Efficacy and Safety.
The Paul Ehrlich Institute provides weekly information about vaccine side effects that occur during the current vaccination phase. You can also report any side effects you experience there.
Who is liable for vaccine damage?
The Federal Ministry of Health writes the following about this:
Side effects with vaccines are rare, but can never be completely ruled out. The Paul Ehrlich Institute, which is responsible for this, closely monitors any side effects that occur. Suspected cases of vaccine complications can be reported directly to the PEI via the website. Anyone can report there if he or she suspects a connection with the vaccination. Physicians, pharmacists and companies are obliged to make the reports. In addition, a report can also be made via the PEI's specially developed app, Safe Vac App 2.0. This app is available in the app stores.
If an injury is caused by the use of the vaccine, the pharmaceutical company, among others, may be liable under various legal bases, depending on the circumstances of the case. Liability regulations can arise from the pharmaceutical law, the product liability law as well as the general liability regulations of the German Civil Code. The Infection Protection Act (§ 60 Para. 1 S. 1 IfSG) also precisely regulates when someone can file an application for care according to the Federal Care Act. This is the case, for example, if someone has suffered health damage as a result of a vaccination that was publicly recommended by a competent Land authority.
Where can I go with questions?
For health questions concerning vaccination, the family doctor is the first address. Doctors who staff the vaccination centres also provide advice.
Please address questions regarding the content and organisation of vaccination to the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Thuringia or to the medical on-call service 116 117:
Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Thuringia
- Corporation under public law -
Zum Hospitalgraben 8
You also have the possibility to ask your questions about vaccination under the telephone number 0049 800 84 111 (BARMER health insurance).