The Vaccination Centre in Bad Homburg

Last week I was given the chance to take a look around the new vaccination centre, that has been set up in Bad Homburg in an office building once used by Hewlett-Packard.

Located next to a busy by-pass, the building is actually only 200m from the nearest bus stop with buses every 15 minutes at peak times, and 300m from the nearest U-Bahn station. Looking at the aerial photograph, it appears to have round 260 car parking spaces, and the car park will also be home to an area for dogs to stay whilst their owners are having their vaccinations.

The vaccination centre in Bad Homburg

Inside the building, we were shown around by the deputy district administrator Thorsten Schorr, the head of the local disaster control agency Carsten Lauer, and Dr. med. Dipl.-Jur. Nikolaos Sapoutzis from the local public health authority.

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Going back into lockdown

Somehow it seems a long time since I wrote about the Corona virus on this site. Having “coped” through the summer, it was mid-October when the number of infections started to rise again.

The measures were tightened up again at the beginning of November, primarily hitting restaurants who – having invested in heating for outdoor seating and plastic screens – were suddenly told that they could only offer delivery and collection services.

But the numbers continued to rise. Locally in Hochtaunuskreis they went from around 50 cases per 100,000 people in 7 days in mid-October, to 120 at the start of November, hitting a peak of 207 in the middle of the month. Having gone back down to 105 as measures started to take effect, at the time of writing they are now back up to 143.

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First snow of the winter

The first snow of the winter fell in Oberursel on Monday night:

Snow in Oberursel in the early hours of Tuesday, 1st December, 2020

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