Tempelhof Vaccination Centre starts operation

Tempelhof Vaccination Centre starts operation

Berlin's sixth vaccination centre starts up in a hangar at the former Tempelhof Airport. In the initial phase, it will only be in operation on a half-day basis.

Corona Vaccination Centre

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The Berlin Corona Vaccination Centre in the building of the former Tempelhof Airport.

It is housed in Hangar 4 of the former airport and will initially only be open in the afternoons. For the start-up phase, 200 Corona vaccinations per day are planned, said Regina Kneiding, spokeswoman for the vaccination centres. The last of the six planned Berlin vaccination centres will use the Astrazeneca vaccine, which is also used in the vaccination centre in Tegel.
So far, mainly medical personnel and nursing staff have been vaccinated with it. However, it is also intended for police officers and educators. At the Vaccination Centre Tegel, where up to 3800 vaccinations per day are possible, the capacities have so far been far from exhausted.
According to the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), a feeder line with two minibuses to the new vaccination centre is planned. They will start at the Paradestraße underground station and will operate daily between 12 pm and 7.30 pm. The free ride takes about three minutes. When the vaccination operation is extended to two shifts from 22 March, the shuttle service will run from 8.30 pm to 7.30 pm, according to BVG.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Tuesday, 9. March 2021 09:15 Uhr

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