Are you already eligible to book a vaccination appointment?

The following groups are currently eligible to book a vaccination appointment**:

  • Persons 40+ (born in 1981 or before)
  • Personen im Alter zwischen 18 und 30 Jahren
  • Children and young people aged 12 to 17 and their parents
  • Care providers (staff of homeless shelters, disability care centres, refugee centres, etc.) from 18 years of age
  • High-risk patients from 18 years of age
  • At-risk patients from 18 years of age
  • Personen mit psychiatrischen Erkrankungen (bipolare Störung, Schizophrenie und schwere Depression) ab 18 Jahre
  • Pregnant persons as of 15 weeks pregnant (according to the Mother-Child-Pass (Mutter-Kind-Pass))
  • Cross-border commuters
  • Persons working in the retail sector
  • Persons working in the cultural and creative sector
  • Persons working in the hospitality industry
  • Persons providing non-medical close contact services (e.g. hairdressers, beauticians, massage therapists, etc.)
  • Trainers, instructors and coaches working for non-profit sports clubs (with confirmation from the umbrella organisation)

* only available in German ** If you are eligible but are not shown available time slots, please check back later. New time slots are added regularly.

Are you not yet eligible to book a vaccination appointment?

Persons over 12 years of age can now pre-register!

Once you are eligible for a vaccination appointment, you will be contacted. The time of your pre-registration has no impact on when you will become eligible for the vaccination.

If you are already pre-registered and would like to change your data, click here.*

Please note: You can also pre-register or book your appointment free of charge via telephone by calling 1450.

Be part of it!

COVID-19 has really mucked things about in our lives. Restrictions that we had thought impossible became normal, and despite these very limiting measures, the pandemic did not simply go away; it claimed its victims with every new wave – all over the world. At the same time, the global health crisis has shown that humanity is capable of finding a solution for this huge challenge by way of intense cooperation.

And this solution is vaccinations. We already have a number of different, very efficient vaccines at our disposal. The protection thanks to the vaccination will make it possible to get this pandemic under control; to go back to leading a normal life. So absolutely do get vaccinated – in one of Vienna’s vaccination centres, at your company, or at your local physician’s practice.

Peter Hacker

Executive City Councillor for Social Affairs, Public Health and Sports

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Status as of: 25.06.2021, 09:00

Latest news:
New information about the Green Pass

22.06.2021

Persons, who were vaccinated against coronavirus in Austria, are issued with a vaccination certificate (Green Pass), which is in line with the EU Digital Covid Certificate. The certificate can be downloaded via the electronic vaccination certificate (access via gesundheit.gv.at). You need a mobile phone signature or citizen card (Bürgerkarte) to download your certificate. Once you have downloaded and saved the certificate, you can use it as proof that you were vaccinated against coronavirus as long as your vaccination is valid. You can download the certificate as often as you like.

FAQs Green Pass (Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection)

The Green Pass in Vienna – information about coronavirus

Persons 40+

18.06.2021

If you are 40 years or older, you can book your vaccination appointment now.

The vaccination plan until end of June

19.05.2021

The vaccination plan* for the City of Vienna has been online since 19 May. The vaccination plan shows the vaccination strategy of the city until week 26.

Pre-registration for children over 12 years of age

18.05.2021

From 18 May children age 12 and older can also get pre-registered for a covid vaccination.

Vaccinations for pregnant persons

12.05.2021

Pregnant persons can now also get vaccinated. This group is comprised of around 16,000 persons. By 3 May, 1,380 persons from this group had already pre-registered for the Covid vaccination. It shows that pregnant persons are seizing this offer to protect themselves and their children.

Please continue to observe the OIDA rules to fight COVID-19:

  • Obstond hoitn – Maintain social distancing
  • Immer d’Händ’ woschn – Wash your hands frequently
  • Daham bleiben – Stay at home
  • A Maskn aufsetzn – Use a face mask

Why get vaccinated?

Because it is the beginning of the end of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The more people are vaccinated the better for all of us. A high vaccination rate contributes to your own protection and to the containment of the pandemic. Once all necessary doses have been administered, you will have reliable protection against COVID-19.

Your advantage

Once you are vaccinated you are better protected from the disease.

The phase plan

The Covid vaccination happens over several phases:

  • Currently, people over the age of 40 are being vaccinated. There is a total of 76,000 appointments for this group between calendar week 23 and 28, meaning between Monday, 7 June 2021 and Sunday, 18 July 2021.
  • Until mid-July 2021, there will also be another approx. 121,000 vaccination appointments for employees via the employee vaccination programme.
vaccination plan

Getting vaccinated

7 steps to your vaccination

  1. Persons over 12 years of age can pre-register.
  2. Pre-registration: Get pre-registered online or by calling 1450.
  3. You will receive a confirmation of your pre-registration.
  4. Date announcement: Once there is an appointment for you, you will be contacted.
  5. Book your 1st and 2nd appointment at the same time!
  6. You will be sent a reminder shortly before your appointment.
  7. Please bring a valid photo ID, your e-card (if you have one), your vaccination form, your vaccination certificate (Impfpass), an FFP2 mask and a negative Covid test result (optional) to all your appointments.
  • Protection: You will be protected against the coronavirus. However, you must continue to wear FFP2 masks, maintain a safe distance from others and follow all hygiene regulations.
My Covid Vaccination Itinerary

Vaccination centres by the City of Vienna

Vaccination centres by the City of Vienna

Please note: Many vaccination centres have limited parking. Please use public transport if possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

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General questions (6)

The vaccine by BioNtech/Pfizer can be administered as of 16 years of age, and vaccines by AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson as of 18 years of age.

Everyone who is pre-registered will get notified as soon as an appointment becomes available. The appointments are opened up according to the ranking of the Vienna Vaccination Plan and according to availability of the vaccine.

Yes! Yes! You can pre-register a maximum of four more persons, for instance relatives without internet access. You need a telephone number or email address to do so, which will be where you will be contacted on behalf of all persons you have pre-registered. The same is true if you pre-register via phone by calling 1450.

A high vaccination rate contributes to your own protection and to the containment of the pandemic. Once you have received all necessary shots, you have reliable protection against COVID-19. There are exceptional cases where COVID-19 was contracted after the vaccination, however, the progression was always harmless.

The only booster shots available in Austria at the moment are BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, and Astra Zeneca vaccines. Please email cov19.impfung@ma15.wien.gv.at with a detailed description of your case and the exact name of the vaccine you received. We will then figure out if and how you can proceed from a medical point of view.

Please email cov19.impfung@ma15.wien.gv.at and let them know what changes need to be made.

Pre-registration for the vaccination (22)

You can pre-register online at impfservice.wien or by calling the free number 1450.

Yes, you can pre-register now, either online here or by calling 1450. By calling 1450, you can find out if you are already pre-registered.

Risk group (“Risikogruppe”).

If your company is considered a critical infrastructure company, you will be contacted separately and will not be required to register on your own.

The pre-registration ensures the allocation to a prioritisation group, such as a professional group or a risk or high-risk group. Or pregnant persons. But the pre-registration is not yet an appointment. Pre-registered persons will be notified electronically or by telephone as soon as a personal vaccination appointment can be made.

If you pre-register, you can also have yourself placed on the waiting list. You must tick off the relevant little box at your pre-registration. The waiting list is for persons who can get to a vaccination centre within one hour. You will be contacted at short notice if vaccine doses become available. Please note that vaccinations are administered according to the Vienna Vaccination Plan in this case too. If you are unable to take advantage of this opportunity, both your pre-registration and your spot on the waiting list will remain valid, and you will be contacted at the next opportunity.

Pre-registered persons will be notified electronically or by telephone as soon as a personal vaccination appointment can be made.

You are either already pre-registered or you can pre-register here. However, this is not yet an actual appointment. For a specific vaccination appointment, you will be informed separately via the contact details you have indicated.

Access your vaccination service account via the portal and click on “Nein” (“No”) in the “Mein Profil” (“My profile”) section under “Vormerkung für die Corona-Schutzimpfung” (“Pre-registration for Covid vaccination”). You have now cancelled your pre-registration. You will not receive confirmation by email/text message (SMS) after being removed from the pre-registration list. However, your vaccination service account on impfservice.wien will still be available for other pre-registrations or vaccination bookings.

If you have pre-registered via telephone by calling 1450, please contact a staff member at 1450 to cancel your pre-registration. They will be happy to cancel your pre-registration for you in the system.

If you wish to change your profile data (e.g. new telephone number, personal details), access your “Impfservice Wien” account via the portal at impfservice.wien. Enter via your profile, make the change in the “Mein Profil” (“My profile”) area, and click on “Daten speichern” (“save data”) at the bottom of the page. Your data will be updated. No further confirmation is required.

Please refer to the most recent vaccination plan for Vienna (phase plan).

Some occupational groups belong to system-critical infrastructure such as emergency services, mobile care, employees of educational institutions. They will be informed by their institutions or employers when they can be vaccinated. If in doubt, please select “Allgemeine Vormerkung – keiner Gruppe zugehörig” (“General pre-registration – not belonging to any group”).

Yes! You can pre-register yourself plus a maximum of four more persons, for instance relatives without internet access. You need a telephone number or email address to do so, which will be where you will be contacted on behalf of all persons you have pre-registered. The same is true if you pre-register via phone by calling 1450.

Please select the high-risk group in the pre-registration form online or call 1450. Please bring your medical certificate, a note from your doctor confirming your high-risk diagnosis, or a letter from your health insurance with you to the vaccination appointment.

The COVID-19 vaccines are new vaccines. The National Vaccination Board thus recommends the following:

  • For inactivated vaccines (such as vaccines against TBE, influenza, HPV, hepatitis, pneumococci) or after getting surgery: wait 14 days. Urgent surgeries can be performed nevertheless if advised by your doctor.
  • For attenuated vaccines (such as varicella, measles-mumps-rubella): wait at least 28 days.

If other urgent vaccinations are advised by your doctor they can be administered nevertheless.

Further information is available here:
Wiener Ärztekammer – FAQs Corona-Schutzimpfung*

If you are housebound, you can ask your doctor if you are eligible for a patient transport. Your doctor will then decide which type of transport is suitable for you. You must fill out an application and then you will receive a note confirming your transport. You can also bring someone to accompany you. The accompanying person will not get vaccinated. Information on different transportation options can be found on the website of the Austrian Health Insurance Vienna (Gesundheitskasse) by clicking: Versicherte > Leistungen A-Z > Gesundheit/Erkrankung > Aufenthalte/Transporte > Transportkosten, or via these links:

To be ranked in the first phase, one disease is enough.

Please indicate “other serious illness” (“sonstige schwere Erkrankung”), and bring your doctor’s certificate to the vaccination, a note from your doctor confirming your high-risk diagnosis, or a letter from your health insurance.

If a Covid vaccination is immediately required, you can register for an urgent appointment. Reasons for urgent appointments are, for instance, an upcoming surgery, chemotherapy, or a rehab stay. To book an urgent appointment, please email cov19.impfung@ma.15.wien.gv.at and reference “Akutliste” in the subject line.

Your email must contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Mobile number
  • Social security number

We will contact you. Moreover, we kindly ask you to submit further information on your pre-existing conditions. You may submit a doctor’s report, an up-to-date list of any medication you are on, a doctor’s certificate or a doctor’s letter. Submitting this information is voluntary. Any documents you submit will be reviewed by a doctor and must be presented at your vaccination appointment.

No. Unfortunately, trying to conceive does not establish a priority in the vaccination plan (i.e. you cannot be pre-ranked).

No. Unfortunately, this does not justify a priority in the vaccination plan. This applies to both business and private trips.

Yes, you will receive a confirmation.

Documentation and vaccination certificate (11)

The vaccination is confirmed in your vaccination certificate (Impfpass) by means of a stamp and electronically in the e-vaccination certificate.

Please bring the yellow vaccination certificate (Impfpass) with you for the Covid vaccination if you already have one. It is the only valid international vaccination document to date.

No. You cannot opt out of the e-vaccination certificate. The Health Telematics Act 2012 defines the use of the e-vaccination passport as a significant public interest. The purpose is to have an Austria-wide vaccination register to be able to observe the incidence of infection and the immunisation rate.

No. There is no connection between an ELGA de-registration and the e-vaccination passport. Your vaccination is automatically entered into the e-vaccination passport.

Please contact the vaccination centre where you were vaccinated and have them add the vaccination to your certificate. Bring your booking confirmation and a print-out of your electronic vaccination certificate, or the vaccination card that documents your vaccination.

Please contact the vaccination centre where you were vaccinated and have them add the vaccination to your certificate. Bring your booking confirmation and a print-out of your electronic vaccination certificate, or the vaccination card that you have received. You can generate the print-out of your electronic vaccination certificate via your mobile phone signature or have it printed at a pharmacy.

Persons, who were vaccinated against coronavirus in Austria, are issued with a vaccination certificate (Green Pass), which is in line with the EU Digital Covid Certificate. The certificate can be downloaded via the electronic vaccination certificate (access via gesundheit.gv.at). You need a mobile phone signature or citizen card (Bürgerkarte) to download your certificate. Once you have downloaded and saved the certificate, you can use it as proof that you were vaccinated against coronavirus as long as your vaccination is valid. You can download the certificate as often as you like.

You can go to selected Covid-19 test centres and vaccination centres to get a printed version of your proof of vaccination.

The following locations in Vienna offer this service:

  • Aula der Wissenschaften (1., Wollzeile 27A)
  • Ferry Dusika-Stadion (2., Engerthstraße 267-269)
  • 
Therme Wien (10., Kurbadstraße 14)
Schloss Neugebäude (11., Otmar-Brix-Gasse 1)
  • Stadthalle (15., Roland-Rainer-Platz 1)
  • Austria Center Vienna (22., Bruno-Kreisky-Platz)
  • Schule Erlaaer Schleife (23., Anton-Baumgartner-Straße 119)
  • Vaccination centres operated by the City of Vienna Public Health Services MA 15 (from 9am to 12 and from 1pm to 5pm)

Alternatively, your vaccination certificate can be printed out free of charge at pharmacies, doctors in private practice, at the customer service points of the Austrian Health Insurance Fund (Österreichische Gesundheitskasse), or at the ELGA Ombuds offices.

Yes. To make sure access to vaccination certificates is as simple and easy as possible, everyone who has received full immunisation against Covid-19 by the end of June 2021 gets a vaccination certificate by post.

If you have previously registered and performed a Covid-19 test in any test centre in Vienna, and therefore use Homecare, you will automatically receive a text message (SMS) as soon as your proof of vaccination has been created by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health. You can then retrieve your vaccination certificate via the web link provided in the text message, using your 12-digit access PIN for the Homecare app. If you no longer have this PIN, you need to go to one of the test centres in Vienna.

If you notice your vaccination certificate contains incorrect information, please call the AGES helpline at 0800 555 621.

Getting vaccinated at your local physician’s practice (5)

Please consult your local physician about possible appointments. If they have registered to become part of the Corona vaccination programme, you can book an appointment with them.

The Covid vaccination is free for anyone with health insurance and anyone who is insured with KFA Wien, as well as their eligible dependents. This applies to ÖGK, BVAEB, and SVS. If you do not have health insurance, your doctor will invoice a vaccination fee. Your doctor will inform you about how much the fee will be.

Local doctors are currently administering AstraZeneca, and, as soon as it will be available in Austria, Johnson & Johnson.

No. Local doctors, just like the vaccination centres, will administer vaccinations according to the national vaccination plan, meaning according to age, professional group and risk or high-risk.

Please bring your ID and, if you have one, your e-card and your vaccination certificate (Impfpass) to your appointment.

Getting vaccinated at a vaccination box ("Impfbox") (7)

Vaccination boxes are containers on the streets, in which local physicians administer Covid vaccinations. The vaccination boxes can be assembled easily and make it much easier for the people of Vienna to get vaccinated. Since 19 May, ten vaccination boxes have been available in the City of Vienna.

The vaccination boxes can be reserved by local doctors for set periods of time, so that they can vaccinate their patients there. Local doctors will inform their patients about the vaccination and they also assign vaccination appointments.

Depending on availability, the vaccines currently in use in vaccination boxes are Biontech/Pfizer.

If you are pre-registered at impfservice.wien, yes, please do cancel your pre-registration. This will enable other people who want to get vaccinated to get an appointment.

Your doctor will notify you about your second appointment at your first appointment.

The appointments are currently only assigned by participating doctors. Please consult your local physician about possible appointments.

No. You can only get vaccinated at the vaccination box if you have booked an appointment with your doctor.

Vaccination process (10)

The Covid vaccination is free of charge.

No, getting the Covid vaccination is voluntary for everyone.

You can preregister online or by calling 1450, however, this does not yet give you the actual appointment. Preregister here The contact information you provide upon your pre-registration will allow us to contact you once your vaccination appointment is set.

The vaccination form will be sent to you for download once your date for the Covid vaccination is set and communicated to you. Ideally, you should bring the completed form with you for your vaccination appointment. If not, the forms will also be available on site for you to fill out. Bitte bringen Sie auch zum zweiten Termin einen ausgefüllten Impfbogen mit. Damit vermeiden Sie unnötige Wartezeiten.

Just like numerous other vaccinations, the Covid vaccination, too, is administered into the muscle of the upper arm.

No, the currently approved vaccines require a booster shot in order to deliver full immunity. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine requires only one shot.

The Vienna vaccination schedule guarantees that everyone who gets their first dose, will also get their booster shot in time. The time between the two shots varies depending on the vaccine: BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna 5 to 6 weeks Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) 11 to 12 weeks The booster shot, too, requires that you bring the completed vaccination form and possible changes or comments after the first shot. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine requires only one shot.

Please contact the Vienna vaccination service by dialling 1450 and make a new appointment for your Covid vaccination. Please state if you need the first shot or the booster shot.

No need to worry, as long as the first shot does not date back too many weeks. Do make sure you get your booster shot, as with only one shot you are not sufficiently protected. Please call 1450 for more information

All Vienna residents over the age of 16 are eligible to receive the vaccination, even if they do not have an e-card.

Vaccine serums, effectiveness, and side effects (14)

Vaccines by BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) are currently approved. These vaccines will be administered as quickly as possible, depending on availability, medical recommendation, and age specifications.

BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna are approved for 16+ years of age, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) for 18+ years of age. There is no upper age limit.

No, vaccines are administered depending on their availability. Availability varies depending on logistics and the quantities provided by the federal government. If you do not want to receive the vaccine available at your appointment, you have the right to refuse it.

An RNA or mRNA vaccines is based on special messenger molecules, the so-called ribonucleic acids (RNA). The injected messenger molecule contains the genetic code for a protein element against the coronavirus. After injection, the body will produce this protein element on its own and thus trigger a tailored immune response. This way, the immune system learns to produce antibodies that can attack the coronavirus immediately if an infection occurs, and they can keep it from reproducing in our bodies. After a short time, the injected RNA will be completely broken down by our bodies.

Even though only a short period of time passed between the first emergence of the coronavirus and the availability of effective vaccines, all requirements were met and the quality, type and extent of regulatory inspections and assessments were never compromised. All COVID-19 vaccines are developed in extensive studies and tested with several tens of thousands of participants for their safety and efficacy

No severe, unintended or even life-threatening side effects were observed during the clinical trials held worldwide for all Covid vaccines. After getting vaccinated, there may be a feeling of heat, swelling or pressure pain at the injection site. Reactions at the injection site are relatively common and occur in 8 out of 10 persons. This side effect may be inconvenient, but it is completely harmless and will disappear after a few days. However, if side effects persist or if you experience new side effects (such as dizziness, persistent headaches, blurred vision, shortness of breath, arm or leg pain, etc.) you should seek immediate medical attention for symptoms of thromboembolic events. The vaccine may be associated with undesired side effects such as very rare cases of blood clots but this does not affect the authorisation for use by EMA (European Medicines Agency) as the benefits of the vaccine in combating the threat of Covid-19 outweigh the risk of side effects. In any case, we advise you to monitor your health status after your vaccine.

Yes, you could take paracetamol for example. This will not have an impact on the effect of the vaccine.

Covid vaccines, like all vaccinations that are strongly encouraged by national regulations for purposes of personal and general interest, are covered by the Act on Indemnification for vaccination-induced disabilities. This means that in case of potential vaccine damage, even if no one is at fault, you will receive indemnification from the Republic of Austria.

For the BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccines, two doses are required for full protection. Depending on the vaccine, you will receive the doses in the following intervals: BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna 5-6 weeks, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) 11-12 weeks. Your body will start building antibodies after the first dose, and protection will be achieved about 3 weeks after. For full, sustainable protection, the second dose is required. After the second dose, it takes about 7 days for the body to build up sufficient protection from an infection. For the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, only one dose is required. Protection is achieved after about 3 weeks.

In most persons who were vaccinated, a sufficient amount of antibodies was still detected 90 days after the vaccination. It is assumed that the effect will be longer than that, though this is not yet scientifically proven as not enough time has passed.

After around 7 days, protection is provided.

The Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine, like all other vaccines for COVID-19, was tested extensively before entering the market. The Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine is not linked to an increased general risk of developing blood clots (thromboembolic events). If detected in time, most blood clot symptoms respond well to treatment.  The Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine is effective and definitely suitable to prevent severe or fatal progression of Covid-19. However, if side effects persist or if you experience new side effects (such as dizziness, persistent headaches, blurred vision, shortness of breath, arm or leg pain, etc.) you should seek immediate medical attention for symptoms of thromboembolic events.  National expert committees support the use of the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine as the benefits of the vaccine in combating the threat of Covid-19 outweigh the risk of side effects. The vaccine saves lives every day.

Due to the current availability of the vaccine, planning is only possible for the following 6 to 8 weeks. In the case of Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), the booster shot is not administered until 11 or 12 weeks after the first dose.

According to the recommendations of the National Vaccination Board and the scientific information available, the vaccines currently available require a complete (two-part) vaccination regime with the same vaccine to ensure complete and sustainable protection. It is recommended to complete the vaccination regime within the intended interval. Using a different vaccine for the first and second dose is neither intended nor recommended. There is currently no data on the use of different vaccines for primary immunisation.

Protection and safety (9)

No. The vaccine itself does not contain the virus but merely a blueprint for the production of a protein against which the body will build up antibodies.

The vaccines in use will protect you very well from potential severe progressions of COVID-19. This means that those who get vaccinated will not get infected at all or, if so, will only have a mild progression. It has not yet been medically clarified whether the vaccine also stops transmission, however, a growing body of evidence suggests that Covid-19 vaccines may also reduce transmission

Yes! The mask is to protect yourself, but most of all, those around you. Viruses can be inhaled and spread through breathing air.

Yes, neither exercise nor visiting a sauna will impact the effectiveness of the vaccine. But do avoid high-intensity training for the first 2 to 3 days. If you are feeling under the weather after you received your shot, it is better not to exercise. If you do weight training, the injection site might hurt.

Please avoid excessive alcohol consumption for the first few days after receiving the vaccine.

No, in such a case it is essential that you consult your doctor first. If you take so-called immuno-suppressants or corticosteroids, unintended interactions need to be investigated by a doctor before a potential vaccination.

According to the recommendation of the National Vaccination Board, the COVID-19 vaccines currently approved are to be classified in the same way as inactivated vaccines. It is therefore not mandatory to allow time between them and other vaccinations.
Further information is available here: https://www.aekwien.at/web/wien/faq-covid-impfung

No, please cancel your appointment by calling 1450  so that someone else may take your place. Make a new appointment for at least three weeks after your illness by calling 1450.

Yes, you should still get vaccinated if you’ve been infected with COVID-19 before. However, the Austrian Vaccination Board recommends waiting 6 to 8 months and then only getting one dose. In these cases, it is assumed that your existing immunity will be boosted and thus your protection extended.

Pre-existing conditions and persons suffering from allergies and Covid vaccination during pregnancy (15)

Only if you have consulted your physician beforehand. In many cases, you will still be able to get vaccinated. But it is essential to consult a doctor first.

Please consult your physician before getting vaccinated. In most cases, you will still be able to get vaccinated without any risk. To avoid haematoma, you should apply pressure (not rub) firmly, for 3 to 5 minutes, to your injection site.

Yes. Please bring your doctor’s certificate or findings with you to your appointment.

Please inform your doctor about any potential allergies and bring your allergy pass with you to your vaccination appointment. In most cases, it will be possible to get vaccinated. Only people suffering from multiple allergies with unknown allergy inducers or people who have suffered from immediate allergies after receiving a vaccination should not get vaccinated.

You can still get vaccinated whilst breastfeeding. Covid-19 vaccines are not thought to be a risk to the breastfeeding infant, and the benefits of breastfeeding are well known. There is no need to stop breastfeeding to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

The vaccination provides almost complete protection from severe progressions of the disease. Although you do not have a higher risk of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy, there is a higher risk of having a severe progression when pregnant. Your risk of having a premature birth is also three times higher if you are infected. By getting vaccinated while pregnant or breastfeeding, you pass on antibodies to your baby, effectively protecting the little one from the virus after birth.

You should get your Covid vaccination from the 13th week of pregnancy. If you have been vaccinated within the first twelve weeks because you did not yet know that you were pregnant, please note that there is no need to have an abortion because of this.

If you cannot make your scheduled vaccination appointment because you in hospital or having your baby at this very time, you can change your appointment by calling the hotline 1450 or changing the settings in your online account at impfservice.wien.

Yes, everyone who gets their first vaccination will be fully immunised.

The mRNA vaccine by Biontech/Pfizer should be used during pregnancy because this vaccine has been researched most extensively for this specific group. The mRNA vaccine by Moderna may also be used.

In general, no different or more severe vaccination reactions have been observed during pregnancy than in non-pregnant persons. You may feel pain, redness or swelling in the arm where you were vaccinated. Fatigue, headache, muscle or joint pain, swelling of the lymph nodes, nausea/vomiting, chills or fever may also occur very frequently. These symptoms usually disappear within 48 days after the vaccination.

During your pregnancy, contact the maternity clinic immediately if you run a fever >of more than 39°C or if your body temperature >remains above 37.2°C for more than 48 hours, but also if you notice reduced fetal movements, vaginal bleeding, suspected preterm labour or rupture of the membranes (“breaking the waters”). Is there any medication I can take for side effects during pregnancy? As long as you do not suffer from drug intolerance or allergies, you can take 1000mg paracetamol up to 3 times a day for pain and high temperature. It is also fine to take metoclopramide for nausea/vomiting up to 3 times a day during your pregnancy.

The drug approval studies did not provide specific data on pregnant persons, but by now 70,000 persons vaccinated during pregnancy have been recorded in the US vaccination safety register V-Safe. No relevant safety risks were observed after they received an mRNA vaccine (BioNTech/Pfizer or Moderna).

As long as you do not suffer from drug intolerance or allergies, you can take 1000mg paracetamol up to 3 times a day for pain and high temperature. It is also fine to take metoclopramide for nausea/vomiting up to 3 times a day during your pregnancy.

There is only limited experience with the use of mRNA vaccines (this includes BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna vaccines) for pregnant persons. An mRNA vaccine during pregnancy should be considered if the potential benefit for both the parent and the child outweighs the risks. A routine pregnancy test before your vaccination appointment is not required. Please note that all these provisions are precautionary measures. In case of an unwanted pregnancy, a vaccination is not a reason to get an abortion or for the pregnancy to be considered high-risk. (Source: Medical Chamber Vienna)

Persons over the age of 80 and persons in need of at-home care (5)

In Vienna, people over 80 years of age have been receiving vaccinations since mid-February. To make this happen, more and more vaccination centres are being set up all over Vienna.

Elderly persons can get vaccinated in all vaccination centres, in hospitals, in nursing homes, in day centres, and by mobile teams. People over 80 years of age can also get the vaccine in the new local vaccination centres (Impfbox) and from their doctor (general practitioner).

Of course you may bring somebody to help you, however, that person will not get vaccinated. Exception: If the person accompanying you is a professional mobile nurse or a round-the-clock-care person, they may get vaccinated as a priority group. For this, they need to pre-register and show their professional ID card at the vaccination centre.

If the state of your health allows, please go to a vaccination centre, as it is the fastest way to get you vaccinated. At a later point in time, you will also be able to receive the vaccination at home – either with a house call by a doctor or via mobile vaccination teams.

Please hand your vaccination form to your legal guardian. On the back of the form, there is a consent statement that your legal guardian needs to sign. You may answer the questions about your health on the front of the form (medical history) yourself. Your legal guardian should also sign the second vaccination form for your booster shot right away. Please do not fill out the questions about your health (medical history) on the second form until shortly before your appointment for your booster shot, as it is possible that some things may change between your first and second dose.

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