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Vaccination bus for the mobile vaccination campaign

In order to be able to reach even more people with mobile vaccination services, the city of Bonn is now using a vaccination bus. Mayor Katja Dörner, SWB Managing Director Marco Westphal and Health Department Director Dr. Susanne Engels presented the bus to the media on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Münsterplatz.

Mayor Katja Dörner, Dr. Susanne Engels, Head of the Health Department, and SWB Managing Director Marco Westphal stand in front of the vaccination bus.

While the Bonn vaccination center has recently had fewer and fewer visitors, some of the city's mobile vaccination campaigns have been very well received. At the campaign on Wednesday, August 18, at Haus Vielinbusch in Tannenbusch, 282 people were vaccinated. The city has thus reached a total of 2,552 Bonn residents with its mobile services.

Mayor Katja Dörner: "We currently see that many people are willing to be vaccinated, but for various reasons they cannot or do not want to come to the vaccination center. I am therefore pleased that in the future we will be able to use the vaccination bus to bring the vaccine even more specifically to where many people are."

OB appeals, "Get vaccinated!"

She again asked the people of Bonn to get vaccinated: "Vaccination is the most effective means against the disease and thus against the pandemic. Get vaccinated so that together we can overcome Corona!"

The OB also thanked the Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB), which converted the bus according to the requirements of the health department and made it promotional. For example, the bus was given two vaccination bays that can be used in parallel and an area for vaccine storage. SWB also provides the driving personnel for the vaccination bus.

Advertising impact through eye-catching design

The other necessary steps surrounding the vaccination, such as registration, educational talks and follow-up, can take place inside and outside the bus. "We also hope that the eye-catching exterior design of the bus will have a promotional effect for vaccination when the bus is on the road in the city area in the future," added Dr. Susanne Engels, head of the municipal health department.

SWB Managing Director Marco Westphal: "To keep the fourth wave in Bonn at bay, all resources must be mobilized. In the city group, we are happy to help and take responsibility. SWB buses were last in action during the floods, and now our bus is taking the vaccine to where it is urgently needed. In our vehicles, we announce the locations and dates of the bus on the monitors. A low-threshold offer is important, and this is where we are happy to make our contribution."

First and second vaccinations are possible

The vaccination bus offers first and second vaccinations for all citizens of Bonn over the age of 16. People who would like to be vaccinated are asked to bring their identity card and vaccination certificate, if available. Vaccination records will be filled out on site. Undocumented people can also get vaccinated without red tape at the mobile vaccination drive.

In this week the inoculation bus comes still with two further actions to the employment: on Friday, 20 August, of 12 to 18 o'clock again on the minster place as well as on Saturday, 21 August, of 10 to 15 o'clock with the flea market in the Rheinaue. In addition, mobile vaccination services will continue to be offered in institutions such as district associations or neighborhood meetings.

Vaccinations for schoolchildren from the age of twelve at the vaccination center

As a result of the current vaccination decrees of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, initial vaccinations are already taking place for all schoolchildren from the age of twelve at the Vaccination Center in the World Conference Center Bonn. The schools have been assigned fixed vaccination days, about which they have been informed by the city. The city points out that children who have already made appointments for their first vaccination with a general practitioner should keep these appointments. Secondary vaccinations are available at mobile vaccination clinics or also at physicians in private practice. Special schools will receive a separate offer from the city in the next few days.

According to the state's guidelines, the signature of a parent or guardian is required for the vaccination of 12- to 15-year-olds; the children do not have to be accompanied. In contrast, adolescents aged 16 and older can be vaccinated without parental consent, as long as it can be assumed that they have the necessary capacity to understand and consent to the vaccination.

Vaccination programs at vocational schools are also in preparation.

The vaccination center in the World Conference Center Bonn is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Wednesday, September 1. On Thursday, September 2, vaccinations will be offered there from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the vaccination bus. Until then, people aged 16 and older can continue to get vaccinated there without an appointment. 

City informs about vaccination offers

The city provides information about all vaccination offers on its homepage at  www.bonn.de/impfbus (opens in a new tab). They are also advertised on social media channels and on the info screens at the main train station and at the Moltkestraße tram stop in Bad Godesberg.

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