Registration for 2nd prioritization group possible

Up to 1.5 million people belong to prioritization group 2 according to the vaccination ordinance applicable nationwide. In Hesse, these vaccination-eligible individuals have been able to register for personal Corona vaccination since February 23, 2021. Due to more vaccine doses, different vaccines and the large heterogeneity of the second vaccination group, registered vaccination-eligible persons will be assigned appointments in the future. Those who do not wish to accept the proposed appointment can still reschedule their appointment in the future. The first vaccinations for group 2 in Hesse will begin as early as March 5, 2021.

Minister of the Interior Peter Beuth and Minister of Social Affairs Kai Klose stated: "Hesse is ready for the next vaccination group. With the opening of registration for group 2, up to 1.5 million people will receive a vaccination perspective in Hesse. All members of the second highest prioritization group according to the nationwide vaccination regulation will receive an appointment. We have simplified the procedure. In the future, tell us by registration that you want to be vaccinated and we will invite you. We can start the second group now because we have more vaccines available and because we've made good progress with people in Group 1, who need protection from the virus the most."

  • Who can register for vaccination now?

    All persons named in §3 of the Corona Vaccination Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Health can register. In principle, eligibility can be derived from age, health or occupational reasons. Because the second vaccination group is very heterogeneous, the number of people eligible for vaccination can only be estimated: Up to 1.5 million people could fall under the provision in Hesse. "The second prioritization group means opening up vaccination to the broader population," the health minister notes.

    You can find the exact wording of the vaccination ordinance, including the names of those entitled to it, here .

  • Which groups of people belong to the 2nd prioritization group?

    High Priority Immunizations (1)
    The following individuals are eligible for high priority immunizations:

    1. persons who have reached the age of 70 years,

    2. The following persons who are at very high or high risk for severe or fatal disease progression following infection with SARS-CoV2 coronavirus:
    (a) persons with trisomy 21,
    (b) persons after organ transplantation,
    (c) persons with dementia or with mental retardation or with severe psychiatric illness, especially bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or major depression,
    (d) persons with malignant hematologic diseases or solid tumor diseases requiring treatment who are not in remission or whose remission duration is less than five years,
    e) individuals with interstitial lung disease, COPD, cystic fibrosis, or other similarly severe chronic lung disease,
    f) individuals with diabetes mellitus (with HbA1c ≥ 58 mmol/mol or ≥ 7,5%),
    g) Individuals with cirrhosis or other chronic liver disease,
    h) Individuals with chronic kidney disease,
    i) Individuals with obesity (individuals with body mass index greater than 40),
    j) Persons who, according to individual medical assessment, are at very high or high risk of severe or fatal disease progression following infection with SARS-CoV2 coronavirus due to special circumstances in the individual case,

    3. Up to two close contacts
    a) of a person in need of care according to numbers 1 and 2 and according to § 2 paragraph 1 number 1 who is not in an institution, who are determined by this person or by a person representing him,
    b) of a pregnant person, who are determined by this person or by a person representing him,

    4. Persons who work in inpatient facilities for the treatment, care or nursing of mentally or psychologically handicapped persons or who regularly treat, care for or nurse mentally or psychologically handicapped persons within the framework of outpatient nursing services,

    5. persons working in areas of medical facilities with a high or increased risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, especially physicians and other personnel with regular direct patient contact, blood and plasma donation service personnel, and in SARS-CoV-2 testing centers,

    6. police and law enforcement officers who are exposed to a high risk of infection in the course of their duties to ensure public order, especially during demonstrations, and soldiers who are exposed to a high risk of infection during missions abroad,

    6a. Persons working in childcare facilities, in daycare for children and in elementary schools, special schools or special education schools,

    7. persons working in the public health service or in a position particularly relevant to the maintenance of the hospital infrastructure,

    8. persons housed or working in facilities pursuant to Section 36(1)(3) or (4) of the Infection Protection Act,

    9. persons who are regularly active with elderly persons or persons in need of care within the framework of offers for assistance in everyday life as defined in Section 45a of the Eleventh Book of the Social Code recognized under state law. (2) Section 2 (2) and, for persons pursuant to subsection 1 (1), Section 2 (3) shall apply mutatis mutandis.

  • How do I get an appointment?

    In the future, anyone who belongs to group 2 and wants to be vaccinated will only have to register. This can be done via the online portal or the hotline. In addition, the following applies in principle: vaccine and dates are assigned by the country. "Currently we have three vaccines available, but they are currently not approved for all in Group 2. While we are now getting more doses, supply numbers are only reliable over a few weeks. Therefore, statewide vaccination coordination must continue to be flexible in response to changing conditions. Our goal is to ensure that as many people as possible can receive their Corona vaccine as quickly as possible. That is why we have further developed the scheduling procedure for the second vaccination group," said Interior Minister Peter Beuth.

    "Anyone in the second group who wants to be vaccinated should register promptly. On the one hand, because additional vaccine may be available at short notice. On the other hand, this gives the state of Hesse and the vaccination centers an early overview so that they can coordinate supply and demand. The federal government's specifications for the three vaccines currently determine who can receive which one," explained Health Minister Kai Klose. "Beyond that, the very basic rule is: take advantage of the vaccination offer. Every vaccinated person more means more protection for all of us," Klose appealed.

    The existing system of online portal and telephone hotline will continue to be available. Anyone who registers there as of today will automatically receive the appointments for first and second vaccinations by mail or e-mail. If the proposal does not fit or a couple's appointment is preferred, rebookings can be made at any time online or by telephone daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The state of Hesse does not determine who gets their appointment and when. Basically, the allocation of appointments within the prioritization group runs through the allocation software according to age falling, the random principle and is always based on the available vaccination doses.

Two ways to get a free corona vaccination

Registration for the free Corona vaccination is only possible via the two channels listed below - not via the Waldeck-Frankenberg district .

State of Hesse