Vaccine bus at the Allianz Arena
FC Bayern, together with the City of Munich, is offering visitors to the Allianz Arena the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At Wednesday’s friendly against Borussia Mönchengladbach (kick-off 18:00 CEST) as well as the ‘Allianz FC Bayern Team Presentation’ on Wednesday 4 August, there will be a mobile vaccination bus on the Esplanade outside the Allianz Arena, for which no appointment is necessary. This Wednesday, vaccinations are available between 15:00 and 18:00, and between 11:00 and 14:00 on 4 August. At the match against Gladbach, those wanting a vaccine must be aged over 18. On the day of the official team presentation with exhibition training and various activities, this will also be open to children aged 12 and above without pre-existing conditions, with the permission of their legal guardian.
FC Bayern vice-chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said: “We are pleased that FC Bayern can support the vaccination offering from the City of Munich. Our society will only overcome this pandemic with high vaccine uptake, and only then can we all quickly return to our old lives. It’s nice that there’s this low-threshold option for our fans, and we hope that many take up the offer.”
Munich mayor Dieter Reiter added: “I’m pleased that FC Bayern is supporting our vaccination programme and providing a special vaccination offer to its fans before the events at the Allianz Arena. The more people we reach and the more people are vaccinated, the sooner we’ll overcome this pandemic and, for example, be able to experience matches in front of full stadiums again.”
The bus will be located centrally on the Esplanade from the subway station to the stadium, where the ‘Paulaner Garden’ is normally set up. It is not necessary to book an appointment, although advanced registration on BayIMCO (www.impfzentren.bayern) is preferred in order to speed up the process. Subject to availability, mRNA vaccines (e.g. BioNTech) as well as viral vector vaccines (e.g. Johnson & Johnson) will be offered, and visitors will be free to choose. Second doses are also available, as long as the minimum time since the first dose is adhered to. For BioNTech this is three weeks, for Moderna four weeks, for AstraZeneca mixed vaccines (first dose AstraZeneca, second dose an mRNA vaccine) it is four weeks and for AstraZeneca alone it is nine weeks. People whose primary residence is not in Munich may also be vaccinated. A valid identification document (identity card or passport) and, if available, the yellow vaccination certificate must be brought to the vaccination. Please note that this vaccination does not act as proof of your status (tested, vaccinated or recovered) for entry to the stadium, as the required level of protection only comes into effect 15 days after the second dose.
Here are all the details on the Allianz FC Bayern Team Presentation: