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Information on the vaccination centre Hannover

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An essential component in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is extensive vaccination. The aim of setting up vaccination centres is to facilitate the vaccination against COVID-19 for as many people as possible. The vaccination centre at the Hannover Fairground is run by the City of Hannover and the Hanover Region. The first vaccination doses for the Hanover Region and the City of Hannover arrived on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Since then, vaccination teams have started operations. The Federal State of Lower Saxony is responsible for the allocation of vaccination appointments and eligibility for the vaccination.

State government hotline for questions on COVID-19 vaccination

The citizens of Lower Saxony have the opportunity to clarify their questions about the COVID-19 vaccination by calling a newly established hotline. Later, it will be possible to make vaccination appointments via the hotline, however, this is not yet possible.

Hotline: 0800 9988665

The hotline is available from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The hotline is closed on public holidays.

According to latest information, due to initially limited vaccine availability, vaccination offers will be made first to the elderly, persons with pre-existing conditions, and health care workers.

The only options to arrange vaccination appointments will be via the state government hotline and the connected online appointment platform.

For further information on COVID-19 by the Federal State of Lower Saxony, please click here

Start of COVID-19 vaccinations

The first vaccination doses for the Hanover Region and the City of Hannover arrived on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Since then, vaccination teams have started operations.

The order of citizens eligible for vaccination depends on the individual risk, in particular on age, living situation, pre-existing conditions and professional activities. First of all, residents and employees in retirement homes and nursing homes are to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The state of Lower Saxony will announce when citizens can make an appointment for the Covid 19 vaccination.

A vaccination centre set up by the City of Hannover and the Hannover Region

The vaccination centre in Hall 25 at the Hannover Fairground has been ready for use since December 15, 2020. Once the vaccine is available in sufficient quantities, the vaccination centre will commence operations. Citizens of the city of Hannover and the Hannover Region are to be vaccinated against the corona virus over the coming months. The centre is equipped with eight rows with four vaccination cubicles each. One mobile vaccination team will be assigned to each row. In a first step, four of these rows and four mobile teams will be operated. Depending on the number of vaccine doses available, operations will be extended.

Access by public transport

Departure shuttle bus in front of the stop MESSE NORD.

Citizens eligible for vaccination and equipped with an appointment can reach the vaccination centre with the tram line 8 to MESSE NORD from Hannover Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). A bus shuttle service connects the tram stop with the vaccination center.

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Access by car or bike

Access route for motorists and cyclists

Access to the vaccination center by car or bicycle is only possible via the entrance gate West 1, reachable from Karlsruher Straße. Parking areas and access routes to the vaccination centre are signposted on the fairground.

Address of the vaccination centre in Hall 25: Messegelände, 30521 Hannover.

Please follow the instructions of the traffic management system on site.

Proceedings at the vaccination centre

The centre is set up as a one-way system with separate vaccination units. Citizens with an appointment to get vaccinated are guided to desks or rooms for

  • check-in
  • registration
  • medical consultation
  • vaccination

The check-in desk at the vaccination centre

After vaccination, you get to a waiting area for a resting phase under medical observation. The vaccination process takes about 20 to 30 minutes, the resting period another 15 minutes. The vaccination is free of charge. The vaccination is entered into your International Certificate of Vaccination, together with a sticker identifying the batch number. If you don’t have an International Certificate of Vaccination, it will be issued on site.

What to bring to the vaccination centre

You can only get a COVID-19 vaccination after you received an invitation by the appointment management of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. Without this document, you will not receive a vaccination. Please also bring a photo ID (ID card or passport) and, if available, an International Certificate of Vaccination.

Where to get further information

Registration at the vaccination centre

Citizens can obtain answers to their questions about the COVID-19 pandemic -apart from questions about vaccination- via the new hotline of Hannover Region under the telephone number 0511-3003434. The hotline can be reached on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please click here for current information on facts, decrees and notes on the coronavirus in the Hannover region.