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Message from university management to LUH students

COVID-19 vaccination appeal

Dear students,

The coronavirus pandemic illustrated the importance of on-campus learning. Higher education institutions depend on discourse and social interaction. Leibniz University Hannover plans to resume on-campus learning in winter semester 2021/2022 in order to ensure the best possible learning opportunities for our students. Comprehensive vaccination coverage of university members is a vital prerequisite for this. Therefore, I would like to urge you to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. Please also remember to keep the second vaccination appointment.

In Germany, prioritisation requirements regarding vaccination appointments were lifted in early June. This means that everyone is eligible to book an appointment - irrespective of their age, state of health or profession. In Lower Saxony, anyone interested may register via the vaccination portal at In addition, the joint vaccination centre for Hannover and the surrounding region offers vaccinations without prior appointment, which will be available on the upcoming two weekends. This applies to vaccinations with AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Vaccinations within the scope of this offer will be available on 10 and 11 July as well as on 17 and 18 July, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For detailed information, please refer to the website of the city of Hannover.

Moreover, short-notice appointments in Hannover and the surrounding region may be booked via the "Impfbrücke" initiative. Further information can be found at Meanwhile, many GPs have sufficient vaccines and often offer appointments at short notice and without prioritisation.

The situation in other cities and federal states has also become less serious. For this reason, vaccination appointments can often be booked regardless of your residence. Please inform yourself proactively and grasp the opportunity that COVID-19 vaccines hold for all of us. Getting vaccinated presents an important contribution towards overcoming the pandemic - as well as towards returning to normal functioning at our university!

Many of you attended the information event with Prof. Dr. Christine Falk from Hannover Medical School, which took place in June, in order to address any questions regarding vaccinations against the coronavirus. The presentation is still available here.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Volker Epping
President of Leibniz University Hannover