Berlin Corona Vaccinations

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Got my first Moderna jab yesterday at the Eisstadion in Wedding, and things went pretty smoothly. I’ve got a sore arm this morning and a sore left buttock (that could be from the exercise I did yesterday before I got my jab though 🤣🤣)
 

The guy who was assisting the doctor mentioned that tons of people aren’t showing up for their appointments, nor are they cancelling them. If you’ve double booked an appt or have just changed your mind, please cancel it for the sake of others! 

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16 hours ago, Santitas said:

If you’ve double booked an appt or have just changed your mind, please cancel it for the sake of others! 

 

Agreed, that's only fair. I had my first last Saturday (AstraZeneca), got the shivers and shakes in bed the first night, also a bit of a leg ache, but that all gradually calmed down the second night and then everything was fine. Don't have my second jab for ages - second week in August.

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I have a question, how actually do I get a vaccination?

 

I read that about 40% of Germans have received one already. Are there really that many old and sick people? I'm rather old and somewhat sick, but just shy of being in a priority group. How are so many people getting it, is it that most are getting AstraZeneca? I don't think I want that... Is there some possibility to get one of the other ones in the near future? My doctor's website isn't very helpful, and I haven't been able to get through on the phone.

 

My experience in Berlin is that if I patiently and politely wait my turn to be served at a bar, I will remain thirsty, as a stream of young people push their way in front of me. Is the vaccine kind of the same? I'm ok with waiting my turn, but I don't want to be a fool, waiting for some invitation that won't come until everyone else has got theirs...

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27 minutes ago, sumguy said:

I have a question, how actually do I get a vaccination?

 

I read that about 40% of Germans have received one already. Are there really that many old and sick people? I'm rather old and somewhat sick, but just shy of being in a priority group. How are so many people getting it, is it that most are getting AstraZeneca? I don't think I want that... Is there some possibility to get one of the other ones in the near future? My doctor's website isn't very helpful, and I haven't been able to get through on the phone.

 

My experience in Berlin is that if I patiently and politely wait my turn to be served at a bar, I will remain thirsty, as a stream of young people push their way in front of me. Is the vaccine kind of the same? I'm ok with waiting my turn, but I don't want to be a fool, waiting for some invitation that won't come until everyone else has got theirs...

 

Register at one or other of the Berlin Impfzentren and see whether there are appointment dates available:

https://service.berlin.de/standorte/impfzentren/

 

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54 minutes ago, sumguy said:

I have a question, how actually do I get a vaccination?

 

Did you ask your Hausarzt? That's how I got mine.  

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27 minutes ago, bramble said:

 

Register at one or other of the Berlin Impfzentren and see whether there are appointment dates available:

https://service.berlin.de/standorte/impfzentren/

 

Currently it is only possible for residents belonging to the priority groups 1-3 to register for an appointment at a vaccination centre in Berlin!

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2 minutes ago, engelchen said:

 

Currently it is only possible for residents belonging to the priority groups 1-3 to register for an appointment at a vaccination centre in Berlin!

 

Well, he said he was rather old and somewhat sick, so I presumed he could probably belong to one of those priority goups.

 

1 hour ago, sumguy said:

I'm rather old and somewhat sick

 

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23 minutes ago, bramble said:

 

Well, he said he was rather old and somewhat sick, so I presumed he could probably belong to one of those priority goups.

 

 

 

You know what they say about assume, right? <_<

 

It is not sufficient that he is thinks that he is somewhat sick, he actually needs to have one of the conditions specified or obtain special permission.

 

He also said " just shy of being in a priority group."

 

The first step is NOT trying to book an appointment,  but rather @sumguy needs to determine his priority group and obtain the necessary documents/codes.

 

There is a reason for separate threads for different states. If you don't know how the system works here, please don't post and confuse people. 

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I did mention specifically that I'm not in a priority group... almost, but not quite.

 

I haven't been able to get through to my Hausarzt. Usually I just show up during Sprechstunde if I have a problem, but I don't think it would be helpful showing up looking for a vaccination, especially if I don't want AstraZeneca. His website says he's been doing some vaccinations, but he's not keeping a waiting list. It's definitely not encouraging people to try to make an appointment.

 

One thing I'm wondering about, is that from 7 June, the prioritization is dropped Germany-wide. It was already dropped in Berlin, except for the vaccination centres. So maybe the vaccination centres will be open to everyone then?

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15 minutes ago, sumguy said:

So maybe the vaccination centres will be open to everyone then?

 

If you want an appointment at a vaccination centre and don’t belong to groups 1-3, then you need to wait until the vaccination centres start offering appointments for people in group 4. At the moment SenGPG has not provided any info on how they will reorganise the appointment process. 

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Yes, I haven't been able to find anything about the vaccination centres de-prioritizing or not, or when.

 

According to this article last week, doctors must still use their vaccinations for priority groups 1-3, and only for others if they can't: https://www.rbb24.de/panorama/thema/corona/beitraege/2021/05/berlin-arztpraxen-impfung-corona-coronavirus-astrazeneca.html


 

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General practitioners and specialists, however, may only deviate from the prescribed order if they cannot use up their vaccine doses for prioritized groups, the Senate already reported on Friday. This would also apply to vaccinations by company doctors, which have already started as part of the Berlin pilot project. Thus, it may be deviated from the established vaccination sequence only in exceptional cases.

 

The Senate's original plan was to completely abolish the vaccination sequence for general practitioners and company doctors. The Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KV) in Berlin then complained. It criticized that with limited vaccine supplies in practices, this could raise false expectations among citizens. As a result, the regulation was adjusted again on Friday.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, sumguy said:

Yes, I haven't been able to find anything about the vaccination centres de-prioritizing or not, or when.

 

If you look at the top of this page you'll see my post from May 16th with the link to SenGPG's press release (the source for the article you quoted). They have not made any info regarding vaccination centres since then. 

 

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Ok, I see that now. You had written "Berlin has lifted the priority groups for vaccinations outside of the vaccination centres." - but not entirely. I had read earlier that the plan was to completely lift the prioritization, and hadn't heard about the part where they changed their mind, and it's only in special cases where they're unable to use up the vaccine for prioritized groups. Not really sure how that works then.

 

It sounds like there is really very little of the Biontech/Moderna around, and nobody's giving it to non-prioritized (group 4) people. Maybe if you happen to be at the doctor and they happen to have an extra one, but not so likely? I suppose I just have to wait a while longer then, and see what happens in June.

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Appointments are open for everyone in Berlin in doctolib.   At the moment there are appointments for BioNtech and Moderna for July, so hurry up if you do not have one yet.

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You have to go to the Doctolib page for the vaccination centres: https://www.doctolib.de/institut/berlin/ciz-berlin-berlin?pid=practice-158435 Otherwise the main Doctolib page will take you to a list of about 20 practices in Berlin offering BioNTech/Moderna vaccinations, none of which have appointments. Some have AstraZeneca. My doctor has changed his website to say "Please don't call or e-mail about vaccinations!"...

 

The vaccination centre appointments are going like hotcakes. The only one that seems to have any left is Erika-Heß-Eisstadion, for Moderna. It said the next appointment was July 15th, but every time I clicked on one, it said "appointment no longer available". I just kept clicking as fast as I could... finally I managed to get one for the 19th. I imagine they'll all be gone soon. I have no idea how it works in terms of when they add new appointments, or if you can somehow move yours up if something earlier becomes available.

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They add new appointments all the time, even short time ones, but yes they go fast.   This morning I booked one for Moderna and later I booked another one for BioNtech (personal preference), then the website will tell you about the previous booking and you can replace it with the new booking.

 

You can start at this website:

 

https://impfstoff.link/

 

The website updates itself, so you just watch it for long time and when you see something you like getting green you have to click on it super fast and choose your slot as fast as possible.

 

Right now it is relative easy to get your first appointment on mid-end July with Moderna.

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Wow, that's crazy, it's like trying to snipe an eBay auction. I saw that some appointments are coming up "green" around the end of June at Tegel. But when I click on one, and go to the Doctolib site, there's nothing there. I guess it's already gone? Are people using some  kind of automated bot?

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