Vaccinated against Corona with Sputnik: here’s what happens next

A new Corona vaccination campaign has started in Germany. The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) recommends that all people over 60 years of age or with an underlying disease receive a second booster vaccination against Covid-19. The Stiko has drawn up special recommendations for refugees—for example from Ukraine—who were immunized in their home countries with vaccines that are not licensed in the European Union. This concerns the vaccines CoronaVac (Sinovac), Covilo (Sinopharm), Covaxin (Bharat Biotech International) and Sputnik V (Gamaleja). Those who have been immunized at least twice with one of these vaccines should be vaccinated at least once more… Read More

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Stiko recommends fourth vaccination from age 60

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has updated its vaccination recommendation against corona. It now advises people aged 60 and older to receive a fourth vaccination – after two basic vaccinations and a booster or after two basic vaccinations and an illness from Corona. However, it should have been at least six months since the last vaccination or a Corona infection. The recommendation for a fourth vaccination also applies to children five years and older with certain diseases and an increased risk of a severe course. In addition, children and adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age should now… Read More

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Free rapid coronavirus testing in Ammerbuch

In addition to Tübingen, the German Red Cross offers free rapid tests in Ammerbuch. The test center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Rollengasse 10 in Entringen. Test appointments must be booked online through the website For further information please visit the link below: tun22070501 Das Rathaus in Entringen. Foto: tünews        8,805 total views,  7 views today

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Covid Tests for People Cost Three Euros from July

According to the German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach, there will be no more free Covid tests as of July. Starting from Thursday, June 30, three euros must be paid for every lateral flow test (LFT). Free Covid tests will continue to be offered only to children under five years of age and to those in risk groups. Several groups are classified under risk groups, such as pregnant women, visitors to clinics and nursing homes, relatives of infected persons, residents of facilities for people with disabilities, and people who cannot be vaccinated. The free tests have so far cost the state… Read More

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Wearing Masks in Public Transport and Clinics until 25 July

There has been a significant increase in Corona infections this summer as compared to last year. Therefore, the local government has extended the regulations to control the spread of the virus until 25 July. In the meantime, masks should continue to be worn on public transportation and in doctors’ surgeries. The Health Minister, Manfred Lucha, states: “The Corona pandemic is not over yet.” Therefore, Lucha asks all people in Baden-Württemberg to act responsibly and follow the quarantine rules. Those who test positive for the Coronavirus must immediately continue to apply self-isolation rules. The isolation ends after five days at the… Read More

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Corona vaccination for children from the age of five

Experts expect that more people will be infected with the Corona virus again in the fall and winter. Therefore, the Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends vaccination for healthy children between the ages of five and eleven as a precautionary measure. They should only be vaccinated once. A reduced dose of the vaccine Comirnaty from Biontech is used for this purpose. From the age of six, vaccination can also be given with the vaccine Spikevax from Moderna. Previously, the Stiko had recommended vaccination only for children with pre-existing conditions or with contact with high-risk patients and for adolescents 12… Read More

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Monkeypox: no general danger

In Germany, some people are infected with monkeypox. Will this disease become a new pandemic? Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach sees no general danger for the population. The pathogen is known and it is known how to fight it. The virus is transmitted through close contact, not through the air. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain and skin rashes. The federal health ministry recommends that infected people be isolated for at least 21 days. Close contacts and household members should also be quarantined. Most people recover from the disease after a few weeks. Germany has ordered 40,000 doses of a… Read More

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Reduced vaccination offer in the district

As the demand for vaccinations against the Corona virus in the district of Tübingen has dropped sharply, many of the vaccination facilities set up especially for this purpose are closing: – Alte Post Rottenburg, Poststraße 15: closed since March 25. – Tonnenhalle Mössingen, Löwensteinplatz 1: closed from Friday, April 1, last opening on March 31 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. – Alte Universitäts-Apotheke Tübingen, Röntgenweg 9: from April 1 until the end of April, reduced opening hours from Thursday to Saturday, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. As of May 1, all pop-up vaccination centers of the district, the university hospital and… Read More

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Only two vaccination appointments left in Rottenburg and Mössingen / Tübingen reduces opening days

Two vaccination centres in Rottenburg and Mössingen will be closed in April. In the Alte Post in Rottenburg (Poststraße 15), vaccinations will only take place on Friday, 11 March, and on Friday, 25 March, both from 2 to 6.30 pm. The last vaccination dates in the Tonnenhalle in Mössingen (Löwensteinplatz 1) will be on Thursday, 17 March, and on Thursday, 31 March, both from 2 to 6.30 pm. On the other hand, vaccinations will also be given at the Mössingen Vaccination Centre near the town hall (with and without an appointment). Detailed information can be found at In Tübingen… Read More

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Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccination is effective

The vaccines against the coronavirus are tested and effective. This is also shown by successful vaccinations of millions of people, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen came to Germany five years ago from Syria. She worked as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination. She especially refers to the fact that the vaccine was tested as thoroughly as any other medication before its admission. Meanwhile millions of people have received the vaccination. For them, the vaccines worked well. Click here for the video… Read More

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