Vaccinations with Novavax in mini-vaccination centers on March 5 and 26.

In December, the Covid vaccine from the Novavax company was approved in the EU. On March 5 and 26, adults from Waldeck-Frankenberg can also be vaccinated with the vaccine - at the district's mini-vaccination centers in Korbach, Frankenberg, Bad Arolsen and Bad Wildungen. On both days, vaccinations are possible between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. without registration.

Novavax is a dead vaccine
"The new vaccine is a so-called dead vaccine, i.e. one that no longer contains any structures capable of reproducing," explains Dr. Joachim Pries from the Health Department of the Waldeck-Frankenberg district. "It is produced using a process that has been well established in vaccine production for years and is roughly comparable in effectiveness to the new mRNA vaccines." Vaccination stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies against the coronavirus. If the vaccinated person later comes into contact with this coronavirus, it is quickly recognized by the immune system and targeted. Vaccination does not create coronaviruses in the body. The protein particles contained in the vaccine cannot multiply.

Vaccinations from 18 years
Anyone who is at least 18 years old and would like to be vaccinated can come to the mini-vaccination centers in Korbach in the small Hauerhalle, in Frankenberg in the lower building of the district hospital, in Bad Arolsen in the Bürgerhaus or in Bad Wildungen in the train station on March 5. Again, it is not necessary to make an appointment in advance. The second vaccination to complete the basic immunization and complete vaccination protection will then take place on March 26. The vaccine has not yet been approved for booster vaccination. Likewise not for children and adolescents under 18 years.

Novavax only in mini-vaccination centers
In contrast to vaccinations with the other vaccines, vaccinations with the Novavax vaccine will for the time being only be possible in the mini-vaccination centers and not in the general practitioners' offices in the district. This has been decided so far by the federal and state governments because limited quantities of the vaccine are currently available. Furthermore, it will be offered in particular to previously unvaccinated personnel in medical and nursing facilities, as a facility-based vaccination obligation will apply to employees in these areas from March 16.

The following documents should always be brought to the vaccination: Health insurance card, identification document and immunization record if possible. For more information, visit the district's website at