FC Bayern supports the Munich vaccination tram

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A high vaccination rate is the best way to towards a return to normal life from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Munich has now taken its vaccination offers on rails with a new dedicated vaccination tram as of Monday. As with the current vaccination bus, the tram will be found at different locations in the city every day.

Kahn: “Vaccination the best way out of the pandemic”

FC Bayern Munich is supporting the city’s campaign. Club team doctor Prof. Roland Schmidt delivered the first vaccinations in the converted tram at Wettersteinplatz. FC Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn, Bavarian Minister for Health Karl Holetschek and health advisor Beatrix Zurek also wanted the first doses of the new programme being administered at the invitation of Deputy Mayor Verena Dietl.

Oliver Kahn (FC Bayern CEO), Verena Dietl (Deputy Mayor of Munich), Klaus Holetschek (Bavarian Minister for Health and Care), Beatrix Zurek (Health advisor for the City of Munich) at the opening event.

“We at Bayern Munich are convinced that vaccination is the best way out of the pandemic,” said Oliver Kahn. “That’s why we insisted on bringing along our team doctor, Roland Schmidt, to kick off the campaign.” Kahn thanked the Bavarian state government for its great commitment to keeping society as it was before the pandemic. “We can play against Fürth in front of 15,000 spectators on Sunday. That is a hopeful first step. We don’t want games behind closed doors anymore.” The first three people to get vaccinated on the day also received home jerseys signed by Kahn.

“We want to help ensure that as many people as possible get vaccinated,” shared internist and cardiologist Schmidt. “This is important for everyone. The vaccination protects people very effectively against a severe course of covid disease.”

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Health Minister Holetschek also thanked the club: “I think it’s great what they are doing here. We want to do everything we can so that we can get back to normality together, so that people can go to stadiums and to cultural and other areas again. That’s why it’s still important to get vaccinated, and we’re taking this path together.”

Bayern promoting further vaccination initiatives

There has been “very good cooperation between FC Bayern and the relevant health authorities” in Munich since the outbreak of the pandemic, as Kahn emphasised. There have been several vaccination buses outside the Allianz Arena for home games.

The vaccination tram will stop at several stations within Munich from 10:30am to 5:30pm in the coming weeks. About 150 people per day can be vaccinated. The offer is open to anyone over the age of 12. No appointment is necessary. Those wishing to be vaccinated are registered with the help of a barcode. The stations where the tram will stop on specific days will be announced on the City of Munich website.

FC Bayern last week agreed a health partnership with NOVENTI Health SE, where the club also supports the digital platform “Impfen-in-Apotheken.de”. Here, people can make their appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations throughout Germany online. The vaccination is then carried out at one of the participating pharmacies. In addition, the platform offers the possibility to discuss questions with doctors digitally at Impfen-in-Apotheken in the run-up to the vaccination.

Find out more about the health partnership with NOVENTI Health SE:

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