Vaccination against COVID-19

The vaccination against COVID-19 is free of charge for you – regardless of whether, where and through which tariff you have health insurance.

Information status: 01.09.2021

Who pays for the vaccination?

The MAWISTA Student Comfort tariff covers the costs of vaccinations up to 250 euros. If you take out the Expatcare Premium tariff, all vaccinations are paid for in accordance with the recommendations of the STIKO.

The vaccination against COVID-19 is free of charge for you – regardless of whether, where and through which tariff you have health insurance. The federal government is responsible for procurement, distribution and financing. The states bear the costs of setting up and organizing the vaccination centers. The health insurances participate according to their share of the insured.

If you are vaccinated in a doctor’s office, you should note that only the costs for the vaccination are covered. If you need additional services, you may have to pay for them. For example, for the issuance of a medical certificate as proof of preferential entitlement to the Corona vaccination, you can expect to pay 5 euros – as well as another 90 cents in the event of postal dispatch. For protection against COVID-19 you can get vaccinated on a voluntary basis. The most important information about this topic is summarized on this page.

Why should I get vaccinated?

Vaccination against COVID-19 is voluntary. The vaccination is useful because it helps your immune system to fight the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen on contact and thus significantly reduces the risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. If a person becomes infected with COVID-19 despite vaccination, the disease progresses with significantly weaker to no symptoms. You can also build up protection against COVID-19 by getting sick, but in this case there is a risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.

The vaccination protection takes effect two to three weeks after the second vaccination. The vaccination success does not need to be checked. If you can prove that you have been vaccinated for at least 14 days by means of vaccination documentation, you are exempt from the testing requirements that apply in many areas. Since you can become infected with the virus despite immunity, you should continue to follow the AHA+L rules.

Where can I get vaccinated and what documents do I need to bring?

You can get vaccinated in the vaccination centers of the individual federal states or in general practitioners’ offices. In addition, there are also some vaccination campaigns in your area, e.g. at the market, in schools or in front of clubs.

You will need to bring the following to the appointment:

Who can get vaccinated?

To be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Germany, you must be resident or ordinarily resident in Germany. Different regulations for each federal state can be found on the official website of your federal state.

Due to the lower demand, there are currently no longer extended waiting times for appointments.

Should I expect side effects after vaccination?

As with all vaccinations, vaccination reactions and side effects are also possible with vaccination against COVID-19. These usually occur shortly after vaccination and last only a few days. You can find more detailed information about this on the website of the Paul Erhlich Institute.

In a conversation with your doctor, possible side effects will be explained to you before the vaccination. During the conversation you will have the opportunity to ask questions, which will be answered individually.

In case of side effects that occur directly after the vaccination, the medical staff on site will help you. In case of later side effects, please contact your family doctor or in case of emergency call 112 directly to the emergency medical services.

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General information

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions such as insurance coverage for COVID-19 diseases.

Entry requirements

The vaccination against COVID-19 is free of charge for you – regardless of whether, where and through which tariff you have health insurance.

COVID-19 tests

Here you will find the most important information about the test options.