Corona vaccination

Vaccination with appointment

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.

Vaccination without appointment

  • Daily 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Vaccination Center at the AbbeCampus of the University (Ernst-Abbe-Platz).
    Vaccines: Moderna for people over 30 and BioNTech (while stocks last) for people under 30.
  • Saturday (04.12.2021), 07:30 and 13:30 will take place in the vaccination centers Volksbad and Ziegesarstraße 19 vaccination without appointment.
    Vaccines: Moderna / Johnson&Johnson
  • Saturday and Sunday (04. + 05.12.), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., practice Dr. Zink, Nollendorfer Straße 32
    Vaccines: Moderna for people over 30 and BioNTech for people under 30
  • Saturday (04.12.2021), 08 a.m. - 4 p.m., practice of Dr. Kielstein, Camburger Straße 91
    Vaccines: Moderna for persons over 30 and BioNTech for persons under 30
  • Wednesday (08.12.2021),15 - 20 o'clock, Ernst-Abbe-Sportfield, VIP-tent
    Vaccine: BioNTech
  • Wednesday (08.12.2021),3 - 8 p.m., Dr. Zink's practice, Nollendorfer Straße 32
    Vaccines: Moderna for people over 30 and BioNTech for people under 30
  • Saturday (11.12.2021), 08 - 16 o'clock, practice Dr. Kielstein, Camburger Straße 91
    Vaccines: Moderna for persons over 30 and BioNTech for persons under 30

Please remember to bring an FFP2 mask and an identification document. If available also bring the insurance card and the vaccination card.

You can assist the immunization teams by already completing the medical history form and bringing it with you:

Here you can find further vaccination possibilities in Thuringian vaccination centres without an appointment.

Booster shots

An information letter will be sent to all citizens of Jena over the age of 60 by the city administration, informing them about the booster vaccinations against the coronavirus. The letter can be downloaded here.


The Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends booster vaccinations for people over 70 years of age and people with a compromised immune system, as their protective effect against the delta variant decreases particularly quickly.
protective effect against the delta variant decreases particularly quickly. The state government of Thuringia has approved this vaccination for everyone. The booster is particularly important for all persons over 60 years of age.

If your last vaccination was more than 5 months ago, you can get a booster from your family doctor.
The vaccination centres in Jena (Volksbad and Ziegesarstraße 19) are also still open. Appointments for the vaccination can only be made via the vaccination portalwww.impfen-thueringen.deor the telephone number in Weimar: 0049 3643 - 49 50 49.
Please note that the telephone hotline may be overloaded.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, COVID-19 vaccines provide effective and sustained protection against severe illness and death from COVID-19. Vaccination also protects against SARS-CoV-2 infection and thus also reduces the risk of transmission from vaccinated persons to their contacts.

However, vaccination protection has been shown to decline over time, particularly with respect to prevention of asymptomatic infections and mild courses of disease. In older age, the immune response after vaccination is generally lower and vaccine breakthroughs can more frequently also lead to a severe course of disease.

Vaccination rates

According to the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, the current vaccination rate for Jena as of 15.11.2021 is 57.80 % for those fully vaccinated and 57.04 % for first vaccinations.

Overview of first and second vaccinations by age group


Please refer to the notes on data resilience.

The overviews of vaccination rates for counties/ county-free 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).

Immunization prioritization was lifted on June 7. All people can equally make an appointment for the Corona vaccination.

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 on the basis of various legal principles, 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.