Coronavirus vaccination

Who is eligible for vaccination?

As part of an immunization campaign, the University of Oldenburg is offering its employees free vaccinations against SARS-CoV 19.

Invitations are extended via the responsible authorities.

Participation is voluntary.

We hope that many employees of the university will take advantage of the opportunity to be vaccinated.

Can I attend the appointment during working hours?

Vaccination is in the interest of the employer and therefore considered work time. Travel from the respective place of employment (only locations of the University of Oldenburg, no home office or the like) to the BAD site and back to the place of employment is considered approved.

Any reimbursement of travel expenses from the place of employment to BAD and back may be claimed, if necessary, using travel expense forms, subject to the applicable regulations.

Can I get vaccinated if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Any recommendation must be based on good data, which is not yet available at this time.

However, doctors can discuss with pregnant women whether a vaccination may be appropriate. This is an individual decision to be made jointly by the pregnant woman and her doctor. The same applies to breastfeeding women.

After a risk-benefit analysis and extensive medical counselling, pregnant women with pre-existing conditions resulting in a high risk of severe COVID-19 disease, or with an increased risk of exposure due to their life circumstances, can be offered immunization with an mRNA vaccine starting in the second trimester (Federal Center for Health Education [BZgA]).

Please present a doctor's note certifying that you may safely receive the vaccine at your appointment.

What can I do if I don't feel well after vaccination?

If you experience side effects or feel unwell as a result of the vaccination, you can call in sick. If you are sick for more than three calendar days, you must provide a doctor's note.

Who belongs to the group of "persons working for the university"?

In addition to employees, this group includes student assistants, lecturers and other categories of individuals who are legally affiliated with the university and actually work here.

Information regarding vaccinations for students completing school-based internships between Sept. 6 and October 15, 2021

UPDATE (effective as of June 7, 2021): 
With immunization prioritization lifted, students may independently and directly seek an immunization appointment at their respective immunization center or with their primary care physician or sepcialist. 

The state government has decided to extend vaccination eligibility, which had initially been limited to employees in elementary and special education schools, to all types of schools. Thus, starting on May 1, 2021, staff and all other individuals employed in school operations across all school types became eligible for vaccination. This also applies to student interns in this field.

Further information can be found at https://www.mk.niedersachsen.de/startseite/aktuelles/schule_neues_schuljahr/faq_schule_in_corona_zeiten/impfen-und-testen-198530.html.

This provision currently affects students who are assigned a school-based internship between Sept. 6 and Oct. 15, 2021. After receiving their assignment information from DIZ, these students are to contact the respective school. A vaccination appointment is to be set up in consultation with the assigned school.

Please note that students may not set up any appointments directly! According to currently available information, schools have been notified of the requirement to report eligible individuals to the immunization centers. These local centers will then coordinate any further steps.

Questions about the coronavirus vaccination, answered by Professor Hamprecht in a video lecture

Prof. Dr. Axel Hamprecht, medical micribiologist at the University of Oldenburg and director of the University Institute for Medical Microbiology and Virology at Oldenburg Hospital, provides highly relevant and comprehensive insights in his video presentation "The end of the pandemic? The coronavirus vaccination at a glance".

The video is available (in German) at:

https://uol.de/gesundheitsmanagement/vortrag-zur-corona-impfung_intranet

If you have any questions...

...please refer to the following email address: impfung@uol.de

(09/15/2021)