Concert hall to become vaccination centre

Concert hall to become vaccination centre


norman lebrecht

December 15, 2020

The city of Stuttgart is converting its Liederhalle into a mass vaccination centre against Covid. It will serve to immunise 2,500 people daily.

The hall is presently closed for renovation.




  • sam says:

    How many doses did Germany reserve from Pfizer/BioNtech that it needs to open up these massive vaccination centers? Can citizens of border countries go over?

    • Heifetz63 says:

      Just 4 Million doses are reserved for Germany als. And the picture shows the Hegelsaal in Stuttgart, which is seldom used as concert hall, but it is part of the Liederhalle. The famous hall of the congress center called Liederhalle is the Beethovensaal, which is the main hall for the major orchestras in the city, i.e. SWR Symphony Orchestra (MD Teodor Currentzis), Staatsorchester (MD Cornelius Meister), Stuttgart Philharmoniker (MD Dan Ettinger).

      • Mr. Knowitall says:

        Where did you get that number? Jens Spahn says it’s 12 to 13 million doses for the first quarter, plus more if other types of vaccines are approved.

    • Bill says:

      One issue with the vaccine in question is that it needs to be stored at very low temperatures and comes in lots of nearly a thousand doses which need to be used promptly once brought to a more reasonable temperature. So yes, this is a more effective way to use up a shipment (or several) than trying to get 1,000 people to go through a more typical inoculation setting in a few days before it is no longer viable for use.