Corona vaccination in the Gasteig for children, young people and their relatives
The vaccination drive enters the next stage
The city of Munich is expanding its vaccination campaign. Corona vaccinations are now also available for children between the ages of five and eleven. The newly established Children’s vaccination centre at the Gasteig is run by the Aicher Ambulanz Union in cooperation with the Health Department of the City of Munich. Vaccinations are carried out with a specially dosed children’s vaccine from BioNTech. The opening times will initially be daily from 9 AM to 5:45 PM. Up to 800 vaccinations a day can be given.
A child-friendly setting
Health officer Beatrix Zurek says »At the Gasteig, we are providing a dedicated vaccination centre for children – ideal for families. The centre staff have already gained plenty of experience in the vaccination centre in Riem and in temporary vaccination centres. The doctors giving the vaccinations – most of them specialists in paediatrics and adolescent medicine – have been specially trained. The colourful vaccination booths feature various animal motifs, including, for example, a lion or a hedgehog booth. Small gifts, such as small packs of sweets also await the children. The child-friendly furnishings help make children feel at ease. The colourful images provide a distraction and help reduce anxiety. We have created a child-friendly environment in the Gasteig that will be familiar to both kids and parents from paediatric practices.«
This is how it works
You and/or your children must be registered and have an appointment to receive a vaccination. Parents can register their children online at impfzentren.bayern or by phone on +49 89 90429 2222. When registering online at impfzentren.bayern (website in English and German), select »Oberbayern« and then »Impfzentrum München«. Appointments cannot be made via BayIMCO. To do that, you must visit wir-impfen-muenchen.de (German only).
Where to go for your appointment
Access to the vaccination centre in the foyer of the Philharmonic Hall is via the Celibidacheforum in the courtyard of the Gasteig. Just follow the signs.
The corona test centre has moved to the rooms of the former Children’s/Youth Library (ground floor), which you also reach via the Celibidacheforum. It is open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM. For a test, you must book an appointment at covidzentrum.de (website in English and German).
You can find detailed information on the vaccination of children in Munich here (external link, German only.