You would like to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and you have already registered or pre-registered.

Anyone (over the age of 12) can book an appointment and choose their preferred vaccine within the time slot for their age group.** Please note that for vulnerable persons (pregnant persons, breastfeeding persons, and people who belong to risk or high-risk groups), specific vaccines are recommended and thus also provided.
Population groups
  • Persons from 12 years of age who recovered from Covid-19 at least more than four weeks ago
  • (High) risk groups and persons with psychiatric disorders aged 18+
  • Pregnant persons as of 15 weeks pregnant (according to the Mother-Child-Pass (Mutter-Kind-Pass)) and breast-feeding mothers
Single-dose vaccine appointment
  • Persons from 12 years of age who recovered from Covid-19 at least more than four weeks ago
  • Persons, who received their first dose in the context of an employee vaccination programme, can book a vaccination appointment for their second dose.

* only available in German ** If you still cannot see any appointments available for your group, please try again later as appointments are made available step by step.

You would like to be vaccinated, but you have not yet registered or pre-registered.

People from the age of 12 years can register.

Please click here* if you have already registered or pre-registered and would like to change your data.

Get your Covid vaccine now! No appointment necessary, just show up at one of the vaccination boxes (Impfbox)!

Current locations
  • Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien Monday to Sunday 8:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 20:00
  • Stephansdom, Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien (Thursday to Sunday, 10:00 – 15:00 & 16:00 – 21:00)
  • WU Campus (TC Hall), Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Wien (Mo. –Sa. 8:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 19:00)
  • Gerngroß, Mariahilfer Straße 42-48, 1070 Wien (Monday – Wednesday 09:30-19:00; Thursday/Friday. 09:30 – 20:00, Sa. 09:30 – 18:00)
  • Ludwig-von-Höhnel-Gasse 2, 1100 Wien (daily 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 19:00)
  • Reumannplatz, 1110 Wien (daily 8:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 19:00)
  • Auhof Center, Albert-Schweitzer-Gasse 6, 1140 Wien (from 06 August 2021, Friday 14:00 – 20:00; Saturday 09:00 – 13.00 & 14:00 – 18:00)
  • Lugner City, Gablenzg. 11, 1150 Wien (Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:00 & 16:00 – 21:00; Saturday 09:00 – 14:00 & 15:00 – 18:00)
  • Donauinsel “Sportinsel”, 1210 Wien, U6 stop “Neue Donau” (Friday to Sunday 08:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 20:00 – closed 13:00 – 14:00)
  • Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien (daily 07:00 – 19:00)
  • Riverside-Shopping, Breitenfurter Str. 372, 1230 Wien (Friday 14:00 – 20:00; Saturday 09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 18:00))
  • Impfbus: Two vaccination buses (Impfbus) have been on tour in Vienna since 04 August 2021 and stop at busy places such as youth centres ( Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 19:00 & Friday – Sunday 11:00 to 20:00). For exact dates, please see the website*.
  • BILLA (Impfbox): Franz Koci Straße 8, 1100 Wien (daily 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 19:00)
  • BILLA PLUS Millenniumcity: Handelskai 94-96, 1200 Wien (Mo – Fr 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 20:00; Sa 07:30 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 18:00)
  • PENNY Markt: Simmeringer Hauptstraße 59-61, 1110 Wien (Mo – Fr 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 19:00; Sa 07:30 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 18:00)
  • TU Wien beim Resselpark, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien (daily 08:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 19:00)
  • EKZ Huma Eleven, Landwehrstraße 6, 1110 Wien (Mo.-Thur. 09:00-19:00, Fr. 09:00-20:00, Sa. 09:00-18:00)
  • Impfbox Hauptbahnhof, Am Hbf 1, 1100 Wien (daily 08:00-12:00 & 13:00-19:00)

You want to get vaccinated without a prior appointment?

Please bring:

  • a valid photo ID
  • your e-card (if you have one)
  • an FFP2 face mask
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied to their vaccination appointment by a parent or guardian or must present a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.

Please note: Alternatively, you can also register or book an appointment via the free public health hotline 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: 26.09.2021, 02:00

Latest news:
Vaccination appointments for all age groups


  • Persons aged between 18 and 30
  • Persons aged between 31 and 39
  • Persons 40+ (born in 1981 or before)
Vaccination for children and young people aged 12 to 17 and their parents


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

Vaccinations for pregnant persons and breast-feeding mothers


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.

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.

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)

A high vaccination rate contributes to your own protection and to the containment of the pandemic. Once you have received all required doses of the vaccine, you have reliable protection against COVID-19. In exceptional cases, COVID-19 can still be contracted after the vaccination, but in such a case, the progression is usually much more harmless.

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.

You can book your personal appointment fort the Corona vaccination here. By making an appointment in advance, you can make sure that you will be vaccinated without unnecessary waiting times. If you spontaneously decide to get vaccinated, this is also possible at several vaccination centres in Vienna. Please note, however, that the number of vaccine doses available for vaccinations without appointment is limited.

The vaccines by BioNtech/Pfizer and Moderna are administered to people from 12 years of age. Please note that children under 14 years of age must be accompanied to their vaccination appointment by a parent or guardian or must present a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. The vaccines by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are administered from 18 years of age.

The only vaccines currently available (for vaccinations or booster shots) in Austria, are those by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Astra Zeneca. Please send an email to with a detailed description of your case and the exact name of the vaccine you received. This way you will get expert help on whether and how you can proceed based on current medical findings.

Please send an email to to let our team know what changes need to be made.

Pre-registration for the vaccination (20)

You can pre-register online at 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.

Once you have registered online, you can book your personal vaccination appointment for your individual population group or rage group.

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 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 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.

According to the recommendations of the Austrian 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. It is recommended that you wait for 14 days before or after scheduled surgery, but urgent surgeries can be performed at any time.

Further information is available here:

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 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.

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. Selected test centres and vaccination centres will also provide you with a printout of your COVID-19 recovery certificate or proof of vaccination.

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 go to the vaccination centre where you were vaccinated, and have them add the vaccination to your certificate. Bring your booking confirmation and a printout of your electronic vaccination certificate, or the vaccination card that documents your vaccination.

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 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.

Printouts of your proof of vaccination are available from selected Covid-19 test centres and vaccination centres:

Test centres (by district):

  • 10., Therme Wien (Kurbadstraße 14)
  • 15., Stadthalle (Roland-Rainer-Platz 1)
  • 22., Austria Center Vienna (Bruno-Kreisky-Platz)

Vaccination centres operated by MA15 – Vienna Public Health Services (by district):

  • 2., Karmelitergasse 9/1. Stock
  • 3., TownTown, Thomas-Klestil-Platz 8/2
  • 7., Andreasgasse 3 (Gesundheitszentrum Neubau)
  • 12., Am Schöpfwerk 29/11/R10
  • 14., Heinrich-Collin-Straße 30 (Hanusch-Krankenhaus)
  • 15., Gasgasse 8-10 (Eingang: Staglgasse 5a)
  • 18., Martinstraße 100/1. Stock
  • 21., Karl-Aschenbrenner-Gasse 3 (Gesundheitszentrum Floridsdorf)
  • 21., Wassermanngasse 7
  • 21., Sanatorium Hera, Franz-Jonas-Platz 8/1/2. Stock
  • 22., Schrödingerplatz (Eingang VHS – Ausgang: Bernoullistraße 1)
  • 22., Austria-Center-Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1

Alternatively, your proof of vaccination can also be printed out by physicians in private practice, at customer service centres of the Austrian Public Health Insurance (ÖGK), or at 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.

Please contact the vaccination centre where you have received your vaccination and request a new vaccination certificate. Please bring an ID, your e-card, and a copy of your electronic vaccination statement with you. You can get such a statement/a copy of your vaccination record free of charge in all pharmacies or directly at Austria Center Vienna (ACV), Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna.

Getting vaccinated at your local physician’s practice (4)

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 everyone who has health insurance and everyone who is insured with KFA Wien, as well as their eligible dependents. The same applies to insurance with ÖGK, BVAEB, and SVS.

If you do not have health insurance, your physician will invoice a vaccination fee. Your doctor can tell you about how much the fee will be.

General practitioners in private practice currently use the vaccines by AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna.

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

Vaccination process (9)

The Covid vaccination is free of charge.

Once you have registered online, you can book your personal vaccination appointment for your individual population group or rage group.

The vaccination form will be sent to you for download when you book your vaccination appointment. 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. Please also bring a completed form with you for your second vaccination appointment to avoid waiting times.

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

The vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna und Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) require two vaccinations to provide full immunisation. The vaccination intervals are as follows: BioNTech/Pfizer 3-6 weeks, Moderna 3-6 weeks, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) 4-8 weeks. Your body will already start producing antibodies after the first vaccination, and you are protected from the virus from 3 weeks after the first vaccination. To complete your basic immunisation and make sure you have long-time protection, you need to get a booster shot (second vaccination). After this, it will take about 7 days for your body to be sufficiently protected from an infection. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine requires only one shot. It will also protect you from the virus from the 22nd day after your vaccination.

Everyone who gets their first dose is guaranteed to also get their booster shot in time. The time between the two shots varies depending on the vaccine: BioNTech/Pfizer 3-6 weeks, Moderna 3-6 weeks, and AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) 4-8 weeks. The booster shot, too, requires that you bring the completed vaccination form to record possible changes or comments after the first shot. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine requiresonly one shot.

Please make a new appointment online . You can also go to one of the sites that offer vaccination without appointment.

There is 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 you are not sufficiently protected after only one vaccination. Please call 1450 or book a new a new appointment online .

Everyone from the age of 12 can get a Covid vaccination as long as they can prove they have relation to Austria. Children under the age of 14 should be accompanied to their vaccination appointment by a parent or guardian. If this is not possible, they must present a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.

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 is approved for 12+ years of age, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) for 18+ years of age. There is no upper age limit.

When booking a vaccination appointment in your age group, you can select the vaccine you want. However, if you just show up at one of the vaccination boxes to get the vaccine without prior appointment, you cannot request a particular vaccine. Please note that the vaccine used depends on the availability and location where you get vaccinated. This means that you can only request a particular vaccine in exceptional cases.

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 3-6 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 number 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 the observation period is not yet long enough. Considering the new epidemiological situation caused by the Delta variant, it is recommended that you get a booster shot (depending on vulnerability 6 to 9 months or 9 to 12 months) after your full immunisation.

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.

Vaccine planning is only possible for about one month in advance. In the case of Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), the booster shot (second dose) is not administered until 4-8 weeks after the first dose.

Based on appropriate medical advice, the option of changing vaccines to an off-label use can be offered in individual cases, i.e. if severe side effects occurred after the first vaccination that justify using another vaccine for the second dose, or if a change is urgently desirable from the point of view of the person to be vaccinated. Medical certificates are no longer required for this, but the ultimate responsibility lies with the informing physician.

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. Therefore it is not strictly necessary to allow time between them and other vaccinations. You should wait for 14 days before or after scheduled surgery, but urgent surgeries can be performed at any time.

Further information is available here:

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 after recovering from COVID-19. According to the most recent recommendations by the Austrian Vaccination Board (as of 5 July 2021), it is best to wait for about four weeks after your recovery, and to get only one vaccination dose.

In cases like this, it is assumed that your existing immunity will be boosted and thus your protection against Covid-19 is extended by the vaccination. Independently of current medical/immunological recommendations, two doses may be required for international travel, in which case a second vaccination can and should be administered for purely formal reasons. Please note that an increased rate of vaccination reactions cannot be excluded for people who have previously recovered from Covid-19.

Pre-existing conditions and persons suffering from allergies and Covid vaccination during pregnancy (14)

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.

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. The informing physician on site will ask you about your allergies again and provide expert advice before you are 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 a severe course, or progression, of the disease. Although you do not have a higher risk of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy, the risk of having a severe progression of the disease is higher if you are infected while pregnant. Your risk of having a premature birth is also much higher if you are infected with the virus. By getting vaccinated while pregnant or breastfeeding, you pass on antibodies to your baby, thus automatically providing basic immunity to your little one after birth.

You can get your Covid vaccination from the 15th week of pregnancy. If you have been vaccinated earlier on during your pregnancy because you did not yet know that you were pregnant, please note that this is no reason to cancel your second vaccination appointment (booster shot) with BioNTech/Pfizer, even if AstraZeneca was used for your first vaccination

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

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 1000 mg 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 informing physician on site will again provide expert advice on this topic before you are vaccinated.

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)

Booster shot (“third dose”) (6)

For the third dose (or the second dose if you have received the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine), you will receive an mRNA vaccine (BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna), regardless of which vaccine you received initially.

Persons over 18 years of age who are not part of a prioritisation group nor are vulnerable, may get an additional dose 9 to 12 months after their first/second dose. For people belonging to risk groups or for those who received AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson, it is recommended that they get another dose after 6 to 9 months after their full immunisation. If an antibody test has revealed that no protection has been established (non-responders), you can request an earlier appointment by emailing (Subject: Impfschutz bei Immunsuppression or Immunisation with immunosuppression).

  • Residents of retirement or nursing homes
  • Persons at/over the age of 65 years
  • Persons (as of 12 years, regardless of their age) with pre-existing conditions and at especially high risk or at risk (immunosuppression etc.)
  • Persons who have received 1 dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine
  • Persons who have received 2 doses of the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine

Data from Israel and the United Kingdom suggest that in some cases, elderly people and persons with pre-existing conditions/immunosuppression may not be fully protected from the Delta variant for a full 9 months. These data also show that a booster shot can help reduce infections, breakthrough infections, and hospitalisations associated with those infections.

Persons who recovered are considered the same as fully vaccinated persons. This means that after their first vaccination and the relevant time passed, they qualify for the booster shot. After two doses, no further dose is required for the time being.

Please contact (Subject: Impfschutz bei Immunsuppression or Immunisation with immunosuppression) and declare your need for a booster shot. After your case has been reviewed and we have checked back with you, you will be contacted immediately to be informed about the next steps. For a faster processing of your request, you may attach your doctor’s report or other relevant medical documents to your email.

Persons in need of at-home care and with severe mobility restrictions (3)

Of course, you can bring somebody to help you. The person accompanying you can also be vaccinated themselves if they want to.

Please ask your physician in private practice whether they can come and vaccinate you at home. If this is not possible, please phone 1450 or send an email to (Re: “mobiles Impfen”) to let them know about your restricted mobility and that you need to be vaccinated. Once your entitlement has been verified, a mobile vaccination team will come to your home address.

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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