Obligation to wear masks in public transport and medical practices extended

In Baden-Württemberg, masks must continue to be worn in doctors’ offices and on public transport (ÖPNV) until September 19. This was announced by the state government. Children under the age of seven do not have to wear a mask. The mask requirement also does not apply to people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. They must prove this with a doctor’s certificate. In addition, the state government advises people to keep at least 1.5 meters away from other people and to wear a medical mask or an FFP2 mask in public indoor areas – for example, stores. See… 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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Masks are still mandatory in public transport and at the doctor’s

According to the state government, masks must continue to be worn in local public transport (ÖPNV) and in any medical practices in Baden-Württemberg until Monday, August 22, 2022. It should be notice that the mask requirement does not apply either to children or to people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. They must prove this with a medical certificate. Also, the state government recommends keeping a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people and wearing a medical mask or FFP2 mask in public interiors. Moreover, the rooms must be ventilated regularly. For further information please visit… 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 www.schnelltest.drk-ammerbuch.de. For further information please visit the link below: https://www.timify.com/de-de/profile/drkammerbuch/?v=4 tun22070501 www.tuenews.de Das Rathaus in Entringen. Foto: tünews        8,805 total views,  7 views today

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DRK Tests in Tübingen Free of Charge

In Tübingen, there are still free rapid corona tests without prerequisites. The German Red Cross (DRK) offers these tests three times a week: on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. According to DRK, the test station that is located in front of the Uhlandbad in Tübinger Karlstraße is open from 12.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. In other places in Tübingen´s districts and countrywide, new rules for tests will be applied from July. Among the rules, free rapid tests can be offered for several groups like children under five years of age, pregnant women in the first three months, people who need a… Read More

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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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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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Daycare centers and schools freed from corona tests

First the masks were dropped. Now the corona tests are now also omitted. After the Easter holidays, the pupils in Baden-Württemberg no longer have to be tested. The obligation to test also comes to an end for day care facilities and day care centers for children. This is what the Ministry of Education writes on its homepage. There are exceptions for special education and counseling centers and school kindergartens with a focus on mental and physical-motor development. There, testing will continue to be mandatory from Monday, April 25, until the summer holidays. Staff and students there have to be tested… 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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