Information about vaccinations

(according to email from the Managing Director from April 30, 2021)

Dear all,

all persons in Lower Saxony over the age of 60 can register for a COVID 19 vaccination. To make an appointment, please contact the Lower Saxony telephone hotline at 0800 9988665 (Monday through Saturday, 08:00 to 20:00, closed on holidays) or visit the online portal at I would like to recommend that all employees in this age group make use of this option.

It is likely that younger people will also have the opportunity to be vaccinated from June in Lower Saxony. Therefore we recommend younger employees to register as soon as this option becomes available. Please do not rely on vaccinations from our institute physician.

These are good news, which we can all welcome after more than a year of pandemic. Let us hope that our daily routine (including at the Institute) will gradually resume to normal over the course of the summer.

Despite the general and quite understandable "Corona fatigue", I would like to continue to ask you to scrupulously observe all our rules until things get better, which are essential to avoid contagion. In particular, all staff members who can meaningfully work from home are required to do so after consulting with their supervisor.

Please also continue to interact with colleagues with benevolence and understanding. The current situation is difficult and stressful for everyone: those who work on site must respect strict rules at the institute, while those who are asked to work from home miss professional contacts and often bear the burden of homeschooling and childcare. Many also suffer from a long separation from family and friends abroad. Please keep in mind that all employees contribute in their own way to keeping the Institute running and minimizing the risk of contagion for all.

Best wishes,
Laurent Gizon

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