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04.03.2021

Information for the age group 80+

KIEL. Health Minister Heiner Garg informed today (March 4th) about the opening of priority group 2 in the allocation of vaccination appointments. In addition to those eligible for priority group 1, from Tuesday, March 9th, 5 p.m., people from priority group 2 under 65 years of age will also be able to register online for a vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine at www.impfen-sh.de.

The basis is the Federal Corona Vaccination Ordinance (Section 3 CoronaImpfV). The Federal Vaccination Ordinance is based on the recommendation of the Standing Vaccination Commission, which according to the current status (March 4th, 2021) recommends AstraZeneca only for people under 65 years of age. The dates are therefore not in competition with the dates for people who are 80 years and older.

Health Minister Heiner Garg emphasizes: “The vaccinations are a key on the way out of this pandemic. I would like to thank everyone who helps us make rapid progress with this in Schleswig-Holstein.

Opening priority group 2 to people under 65 will give the vaccination campaign a boost from which everyone can benefit. Every single person vaccinated helps contain the overall effects of the virus.

Despite many other appointments, patience will be required, as the new group affects a large number of people and not enough vaccine is immediately available for all those entitled to vaccinate. "

Schleswig-Holstein is still one of the federal states that have so far carried out the most first and second vaccinations. As of March 4th, 2021, 162,163 people received the primary vaccination and 93,419 people received the secondary vaccination in Schleswig-Holstein.

Around 65,000 people were given priority vaccinations because of their age. The vaccination rate for first and timed vaccinations in Schleswig-Holstein is 3.2%, the national average is 2.7%. For first-time vaccinations, Schleswig-Holstein is also above the national average of 5.5% with 5.6%.

Starting next Tuesday, 5 p.m., people up to 65 years of age in priority groups 1 and 2 can book a vaccination appointment online at www.impfen-sh.de; the registration software will automatically assign people to the vaccine recommended based on their age.

Priority group 2 includes, for example, people with certain chronic illnesses, intellectual disabilities, staff from daycare centers, day care facilities and primary and special schools.

Appropriate forms can be downloaded online for the necessary evidence and printed out, which then enable simple confirmation from the family doctor or the employer, for example.

In the course of the coming week - a date will be announced - in response to popular requests from senior citizens, the option to register for people aged 80 or over will again be opened on the website as an additional offer.

The technical implementation for this is currently in progress. “Many people over 80 have asked us to reopen this path for them, as they have the opportunity to use the Internet. At the same time, we are relieving the previous telephone registration option for older people who do not want to book online, ”says Garg.

The option to register by phone with a personal PIN after receiving a personal letter remains. Appointments are also reserved online exclusively for the over 80-year-old group. You are not in competition with the vaccination appointments for under 65-year-olds.

In coordination with the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVSH), vaccinations in the structures of the regular system are to begin by the beginning of April. The voting on this is currently taking place.

Questions and answers on opening up priority group 2

According to the Federal Vaccination Ordinance, which persons under 65 years of age are entitled from 09.03 in addition to priority group 1. to book a vaccination appointment?

People with previous illnesses at high risk, i.e. people:

  • with Down syndrome (trisomy 21),
  • after an organ transplant,
  • with dementia or with an intellectual disability or with severe psychiatric illness (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, severe depression),
  • with haematological cancer or cancer requiring treatment (who are not in remission or whose remission period is less than five years),
  • with severe lung diseases (e.g. COPD, cystic fibrosis),
  • with diabetes (with HbA1c ≥ 58 mmol / mol or ≥ 7.5%),
  • with chronic liver or kidney disease,
  • with a body mass index over 40,
  • for whom, according to an individual medical assessment, there is a high risk of a serious or fatal course of the disease due to special circumstances.

Up to two close contact persons or carers are entitled to vaccinate

  • from the aforementioned people with previous illnesses at high risk who do not live in an institution,
  • from a pregnant person.

Personnel are entitled to vaccinate

  • in inpatient facilities and in outpatient care services that treat, look after or care for mentally handicapped people,
  • in medical facilities, especially doctors and other staff with regular direct patient contact,
  • the blood and plasma donation services and in corona test centers.

Are eligible for vaccination

  • Police and law enforcement officers who are exposed to a high risk of infection during demonstrations, for example,
  • Soldiers who are exposed to a high risk of infection when deployed abroad,
  • People who work in the public health service,
  • People in positions that are relevant to maintaining the hospital infrastructure,
  • Employees in childcare facilities, in day care, as well as in elementary, special or special schools,
  • People who live or work in accommodation for the homeless, asylum seekers, refugees or repatriates,
  • People who regularly work with older people or people in need of care with recognized offers of support in everyday life within the meaning of Section 45a SGB XI.

How can the authorization be proven?

There are four ways to prove the respective vaccination authorization:

  1. Official document for old age (e.g. identity card)
  2. Medical certificate to prove eligibility to vaccinate for medical reasons, for which the doctors are also reimbursed accordingly: Proof of illness (schleswig-holstein.de)
  3. Employer certificate / certificate of accommodation: Qualification certificate for employment (schleswig-holstein.de)
  4. Proof of contact for pregnant women or the contact persons for those in need of care: Proof of contact persons (schleswig-holstein.de)

People who are not eligible will be turned away at the vaccination centers, so it is important that the above registration requirements are met. If people have registered incorrectly online, they can also cancel online via the page by clicking on Cancel.

How does the parallel registration of priority group 1 and 2 work?

Those entitled to priority group 1 under the age of 65 can still book a vaccination appointment online at www.impfen-sh.de. From March 9th, 5 p.m., people under 65 years of age in priority group 2 can also register for a vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The booking system automatically assigns people to a vaccine recommended for their age. Between March 1st and May 2nd, based on the current delivery commitments, a total of 295,000 appointments are available for first and second vaccinations in the vaccination centers with mRNA vaccines. Of this, around 175,000 appointments are for first vaccinations.

In addition, there are around 196,000 vaccination appointments with the vector vaccine from AstraZeneca. These appointments could already be booked by people in priority group 1 since February 23, 2021. In the future, people in priority group 2 will also be able to access these appointments.

In the same period, around 90,000 doses of mRNA vaccine will be distributed via mobile teams that vaccinate in the integration assistance, day care and outpatient intensive care. Approximately 30,000 doses of AstraZeneca are distributed to hospitals and other institutions.

What happens next with the registration process for people over 80?

Since 02/01 An exclusive telephone registration is possible for people who are 80 years and older after receiving a vaccination invitation letter and personal PIN code. The mailing of vaccination invitation letters started at the end of January.

In order to make the very busy telephone hotline more accessible for people who have already received a letter, the mailing of letters has been further straightened out, unlike originally intended.

As things currently stand, further letters can be expected to be sent out in smaller tranches by mid-March. So it is not uncommon for people aged 80 or older not to receive a letter by mid-March.

In the course of the coming week - a date will be announced - in response to popular requests from senior citizens, the option to register for people aged 80 or over will again be opened on the website as an additional offer.

The technical implementation for this is currently in progress. The possibility of registering by phone with a personal PIN after receiving a personal letter remains. Appointments are reserved exclusively for the over 80s group. They are not in competition with the vaccination appointments for those under 65, as the Federal Vaccination Ordinance refers to the corresponding STIKO recommendation.

How can people over 80 who have registered by phone deregister or re-register if they cannot get through by phone?

People can cancel their appointment or request a rebooking via the email address [email protected]
Further information on corona vaccination can be found at: www.impfen-sh.de

Responsible for this press release: Lara Eileen Meier | Christian Kohl | Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Seniors of the State of Schleswig-Holstein | Adolf-Westphal-Strasse 4, 24143 Kiel | Telephone 0431 988-5317 | E-Mail: [email protected] | You can find current and archived media information from the state government on the Internet at www.schleswig-holstein.de | You can find the ministry on the Internet at www.schleswig-holstein.de/sozialministerium; www.facebook.com/Sozialministerium.SH or www.twitter.com/sozmiSH