Below you will find information about current vaccination services for students, staff and their families (applies to all higher education insitutions in Leipzig). Please take a moment to read the new arrangements set out in the University’s updated Hygiene and Infectious Disease Concept. We have summarised the most important aspects in emails sent to all students and staff.


The University’s crisis management team will provide regular updates here.

Information about coronavirus

Vaccination Appointments for Employees at Increased Risk

The University’s crisis management team points out that next week, vaccinations will be offered to Leipzig University staff who are at an increased risk due to in-person teaching duties or other activities involving contact with many different people.


Information about coronavirus

Practical Laboratory Work Still Possible

After passing through the Bundestag, the amendment to Germany’s Protection Against Infection Act (IfSG) has now been approved by the Bundesrat and signed by the Federal President. The amended legislation treats higher education institutions the same way as schools – no in-person teaching is allowed...


Information about coronavirus

“We Have Lost 222 People in 13 Months”

On 18 April, a nationwide memorial will be held for those who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. On this occasion, Leipzig University Hospital (UKL) will remember the patients who lost their fight against the virus at the UKL in recent months. Professor Christoph Josten will take part in a joint...


Information about coronavirus

When Might the University Library Reading Rooms Open?

The University’s crisis management team has decided that the University Library reading rooms can reopen for staff and students if the coronavirus incidence rate drops below 100 (for seven days, based on RKI figures for the city of Leipzig).


Information for Staff and Students

We take the health of our students, staff and guests very seriously. Please find current information and advice below. Members of the crisis management team set up under the University’s pandemic plan are liaising on a daily basis.

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Further Information

The vaccination programme at Leipzig University is currently on pause and will be resumed at the start of the winter semester 2021/22. In the meantime, please make use of the numerous vaccination services offered by the City of Leipzig:

  • Vaccinations are available at the vaccination centre at Neue Messe. No appoinment necessary!
    Leipzig vaccination centre
  • 22 July–19 September 2021 mobile vaccination service from the City of Leipzig:
    International students can also get vaccinated without German health insurance. All you need is an ID document with your name, date of birth and address.
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Further Links

  • Latest infection figures in Leipzig:

  • What to do if you have a suspected case of coronavirus:

  • Robert Koch Institute: Answers to frequently asked questions about the pandemic

  • Risk calculator provided by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry: aerosol transmission of COVID-19 and risk of infection in enclosed spaces
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  • Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)
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  • The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) provides infographics on protecting against infection and appropriate hygiene measures.
  • World Health Organisation
  • Federal Ministry of Health
  • Information from the Free State of Saxony
  • Leipzig University Hospital
  • John Hopkins University, Baltimore, has published a map showing the spread of coronavirus. Besides listing and classifying the confirmed cases, it also provides statistics, for example on the infection rate and recovery numbers.

Leipzig University hotline

Service for staff and students of the University only. The hotline was primarily set up to answer organisational questions or pass these on to the responsible departments. Please DO NOT call with medical or other questions. We are UNABLE to forward calls to Leipzig University Hospital (UKL) or other medical staff. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Umweltschutz und Arbeitssicherheit

Ritterstraße 24
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30360
Fax: +49 341 97-30369

City of Leipzig
Coronavirus and service hotline
Daily 8am–6pm

Staff Medical Officers
We kindly ask staff to address their questions to our occupational health physicians (Mitteldeutsches Institut für Arbeitsmedizin, MIA).
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