This page tells you where, when and how to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Berlin. It is updated when there is new information.

When will the vaccine be available in Berlin?

The first vaccines will arrive in in late December 20201. Only around 250,000 Berliners should get the vaccine before April1.

Who will get the vaccine first?

People over 80 years old, nursing home personnel and health care workers will be vaccinated first1, 2. The priority list (in German) shows who will receive the vaccine next.

When you are eligible for the vaccine, you will receive an invitation1.

How much will the vaccine cost?

In Germany, the coronavirus vaccine will be free1. It will be covered by your health insurance1.

Where can I get vaccinated?

There will be 6 vaccination centres in Berlin1:

In the first phase, you can only get the vaccine at a vaccination centre1. In the second phase, family doctors (Hausarzt) can also deliver the vaccine.

How do I get the vaccine in Berlin?

You do not need to register anywhere. When it's your time to get the vaccine, you will get an invitation letter (Einladungsschreiben) from the Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit1, 2. If you are not registered as a resident, you might not get an invitation. In the invitation letter, you will find a code (Imfpcode). This code allows you to book an appointment at the vaccination centre.

If you received an invitation, you can go to any vaccination centre. At the centre, they should speak English, French, Turkish and German1.

To get vaccinated, you must bring1...

  • Your personal ID (your passport or residence permit)
  • Your invitation to get vaccinated (Einladungsschreiben)
  • The filled medical history questionnaire (Anamnesebogen)
  • The signed consent form (Einverständniserklärung)

The appointment takes 60 to 90 minutes. You must get vaccinated a second time, 3 to 4 weeks after the first vaccination1. You must get your second vaccine in the same location as the first1. After the vaccination, you will receive a certificate (Impfausweis).

Which vaccine will I receive?

The Biontech/Pfizer vaccine (also called Tozinameran or BNT162b2) will be the first one available1. The Moderna vaccine (also called mRNA-1273) was also approved in January1, 2, and arrived in Berlin1. Other vaccines are in development, and could be approved later.

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