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Around 900,000 vaccinations at the Vaccination Center Messe in one year

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People stand in front of the entrance sign of the Vaccination Center Berlin Messe.

Nearly 900,000 people have been vaccinated against Coronavirus at the Messe Vaccination Center on the exhibition grounds in Charlottenburg.

Messe Berlin is Malteser Germany's largest vaccination center

The vaccination operation started one year ago on January 18, according to a statement by the Catholic charity organization Malteser Hilfsdienst on Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2022), which operates the vaccination center on behalf of the Berlin Health Administration. It is the largest vaccination center operated by Malteser in Germany. In Berlin, the first vaccination center began operation at the end of December 2020 in Treptow-Köpenick. However, along with four others, it has since been closed again. The vaccination center Messe on the exhibition grounds is thus the oldest one still in operation in Berlin.

At the start a year ago, only 250 vaccinations were administered, but by mid-March the number had already risen to a total of 100,000. After 100 days, around a quarter of a million vaccinations had been administered. At the end of July, the first spontaneous vaccinations were given without an appointment, and in mid-September there was a vaccination campaign with live music.

Current possibilities allw for up to 5000 vaccinations per day

Since mid-December, five to eleven-year-olds can also been vaccinated against Coronavirus at the Messe Vaccination Center. According to the Malteser Hilfsdienst, the vaccination center currently has a capacity for up to 5,000 vaccinations per day - a capacity which is usually not exhausted. The record value was almost 5000 vaccinations on December 27. The vaccination center is to remain open until at least the end of February. Its future after that lies in the hands of the politicians, a Malteser spokeswoman said.

Publication date: 23 September 2023
Last updated: 18 January 2022

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