The vaccination campaign for students began on July 3, with the allocation of approximately 6,000 vaccines for students in Stuttgart. To mark the occasion, Petra Olschowski, State Secretary at the Ministry of Science Baden-Württemberg and Prof. Wolfram Ressel, Rector at the University of Stuttgart, visited the Vaccination Center at the Robert Bosch Hospital (RBK). They were welcomed by Medical Director Prof. Mark Alscher, and informed about the start of the vaccination campaign at the vaccination center.
At a press briefing at the RBK, Prof. Wolfram Ressel emphasized: "It is extremely important that all students make a concerted effort to take advantage of these vaccination appointments to help ensure that the university can reopen for the winter semester. We would like to thank the State Ministry of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Sciences, Research and Arts (MWK), for allocating approximately 6,000 Biontech/Pfizer vaccines at such short notice."
The University of Stuttgart will be managing the registration process for student vaccination appointments for all Stuttgart universities. 262 students registered for appointments on the first day. Prof. Wolfram Ressel, spoke of a good balance at the start of the vaccination campaign and expressed his hope that the offer of vaccination appointments will soon be met with an even stronger response from students. State Secretary Olschowski emphasized that the ministry's pilot project is more than just a symbol, it is about offering students the chance to receive a vaccination as quickly and easily as possible. Prof. Alscher pointed out that the student age group has little contact with the health care system and that it is therefore important to increase the students' willingness to be vaccinated by implementing an unconventional vaccination offer.