Corona vaccination

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.

Current vaccination dates and campaigns in Jena

Vaccinate without an appointment

  • Thursday, Sept. 16: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Vaccines: BioNTech and Johnson&Johnson)
  • Friday, 17.09.: 17:00 to 19:00 hrs (Vaccines: BioNTech and Johnson&Johnson)
  • Saturday, 18.09.: 08:00 to 13:00 hrs (Vaccines: BioNTech and Johnson&Johnson)

Vaccination without appointment

  • Friday, the 17.09.2021 from 16:00 - 18:00 h
  • Saturday, the 18.09.2021 from 07:30 - 13:30 and
  • Sunday, 19.09.2021 from 07:30 - 13:30 (parallel to the family vaccination day).

Vaccinations will be BioNTech, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna.

Booster shots

The following persons can receive a booster or third vaccination:

  • Persons whose 2nd vaccination was more than 6 months ago and who are over 80 years old or
  • Persons whose 2nd vaccination was more than 6 months ago and who were vaccinated with a vector vaccine (AstraZeneca) (also applies to the single vaccination with Johnson&Johnson, provided 6 months have passed) or
  • Persons whose 2nd vaccination was more than 6 months ago and who can be assigned to the following groups:
    • Residents of nursing homes,
    • residents of institutions for integration assistance, and
    • residents of other facilities with vulnerable groups and immunocompromised persons
    • as well as immunocompromised persons,
    • persons in need of care in their own homes, and
    • employees in medical facilities and in nursing care.

An appointment for a booster vaccination with BioNTech or Moderna can be made via the information page on vaccination in Thuringia or via the hotline 0049 3643 4950490.

Vaccination rates

The current vaccination rate for Jena is 53.7% for those fully vaccinated and 54.2% for first-time vaccinations, according to data from the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians as of 09/13/2021 .

The overviews of vaccination rates for counties / cities can be viewed at Information on Corona vaccination.

Advice for vaccinated and recovered persons

Who is considered vaccinated?

One is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second single dose (Biontech, Moderna, AstraZeneca) or 14 days after the last single dose (Johnson&Johnson). In a recovered person, one administered dose of vaccine is also sufficient.

One must be in possession of a vaccination card issued to the person. (and should also carry an identification document).

In Thuringia, the possibility of a digital vaccination certificate is to be introduced soon.

Who is considered recovered?

People are considered to have recovered if their Corona disease occurred at least 28 days and a maximum of 6 months ago. Evidence of an antibody test for convalescents is not sufficient.

The recovered person must have proof with them. This can be a positive PCR test (also at least 28, max. 6 months old) or a medical or official certificate that is based on an infection that has been confirmed by PCR.

The Health Department sends a certificate to all recovered persons reported in the Jena statistics, which can be used as proof.

In principle, vaccinated and recovered persons are treated the same as negatively tested persons.

In principle, the distance and hygiene rules continue to apply to vaccinated and recovered persons. This means that a minimum distance of 1.5 m and the wearing of mouth and nose coverings are still obligatory.

Lifting of the contact restriction, i.e. vaccinated or recovered persons from several households can meet. Vaccinated and convalescents are not considered another household when meeting privately, meaning if a household is allowed to meet with another person, additional vaccinated persons may join them.

The curfew is lifted for vaccinated and convalescents, which means they are allowed to be out between 22:00 and 05:00 outside their own home/accommodation.

Vaccinated and recovered persons who are in contact with a positive-tested person and have no symptoms do not have to be quarantined.

Vaccinated and recovered persons do not have to go into quarantine when returning from a risk area. However, please refer to the specific regulations under Quarantine for those entering and returning. When returning from a high incidence area or virus variant area, quarantine is still mandatory.

Vaccinated and recovered persons do not have to present a negative rapid test (but must present the vaccination card) wherever there is an obligation to present a negative rapid test (hairdresser, Click&Meet, participation in an event or in attendance classes at a university, including after-school care and emergency care).

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 at the Federal Ministry of Health under: How effective are the mRNA-COVID-19 vaccines?

General information about vaccination

Fundamentally, the Federal Ministry has presented a concept for the largest vaccination campaign through the National Vaccination Strategy. The state of Thuringia has also developed the Ärmel Hoch - Thüringen gegen Corona campaign specifically for the Free State.

The Ministry of Health is also responsible for organizing vaccinations - from scheduling appointments to the actual vaccination itself is handled exclusively by the state of Thuringia. For this purpose, the state has commissioned the Thuringian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVT) with the organization. Impfen Thüringen serves as a central information platform. The municipalities, including the city of Jena, have only the task to support the provision of vaccination centers on site (premises).

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 is listed on the website of the Thuringian Ministry of Health.

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.

As with any vaccination, vaccine reactions and side effects can occur after COVID-19 vaccination.

The most common side effects to date are pain at the injection site, fatigue and headaches. An overview of all vaccination reactions and side effects that occurred during the test phase can be found at the RKI 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.

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.

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
99425 Weimar

Phone: 0049 3643 4920490
Fax: 0049 3643 559-191

You also have the possibility to ask your questions about vaccination under the telephone number 0049 800 8484111 (BARMER health insurance).

Vaccination in Jena

There are two possibilities to get vaccinated locally in Jena with one appointment:

  1. in the vaccination centers
  2. in the family doctor's practice.

This presentation (PDF) gives an overview of the necessary steps for vaccinations in one of the two vaccination centers. Please note that only the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Thuringia is responsible for this. The city of Jena has no influence here.

Vaccination appointments for the can only be made online on the website of the KVT or via the hotline. The availability of the hotline is:

  • 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.

For a vaccination at your family doctor, please contact your family doctor.

If you have received a vaccination appointment for a vaccination centre, 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: If you would like to make a new appointment, this will again be done via the hotline.

Locations of the vaccination centers in Jena
Location Accessibility
1. Ziegesarstraße 19, 07747 Jena (former surgery)
  • some steps, but security and soldier are on site and happy to help
2. public swimming pool, Knebelstraße 10, 07745 Jena
  • barrier-free by ramp and steps

You can choose yourself which vaccination center you want to go to.

Attention: The vaccination centers cannot be contacted directly (phone or e-mail).

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.

If you have booked online, you can fill out and save your documents at home. You only need to bring the printed run sheet with you. If you have the following documents, please bring them with you:

  • Medication schedule
  • Allergy passport
  • Coagulation control card
  • Vaccination card (if you do not have a vaccination card, please also print out the relevant vaccination certificate).

If you require an accompanying person, this person can come along to the appointment.

You will find all information in detail in the check-in of the KVT.

Either an FFP2 mask or a medical mouth-nose protection.