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Reasons to get vaccinated against the coronavirus: seven TU members share why they chose to get vaccinated

TU Berlin Student Ahmed

“I'm vaccinated because I would like to lead a normal life again with as few restrictions as possible. I've been studying for two semesters and haven't really experienced TU Berlin and campus life. And honestly, it's time we are able to have a normal everyday student life.”

TU Berlin Student Katharina

“I'm vaccinated because I feel the risk of a COVID-19 infection and its long-term effects are much greater than the risk posed by a vaccine developed and tested by scientists. By being vaccinated, I can also reduce the risk of infection for others and myself.”

Professor Dr. Juri Rappsilber, Chair of Bioanalytics

“I'm vaccinated against COVID-19 because learning (and teaching) is a process that is more effective when as many different forms of experience are integrated. Bioanalytics is a very lively discipline. Our investigations revolve around life; we look at vital processes with new analytical methods. This includes testing things out together. But it also includes new teaching and learning methods. In the past months we have experimented with a lot of digital formats. A great deal can be done more effectively using these formats, but not everything. I personally would like to be part of my students' journey of discovery. I would like to see how their eyes light up. And I would like to be able to read their faces to better understand when I need to provide further support.”

TU Berlin Student Anna-Lena

“I'm vaccinated because at the end of the day and after the pandemic, I would like to say I did everything to protect others and myself – above all with the aim of being able to go to the university again, learn and study together, hug each other, and have fun together without feeling guilty.”

Erhard Zorn, deputy director of TU Berlin's Innocampus

“I’m vaccinated against COVID-19 because I believe the vaccine is our only chance to be able to return to a normal life where as many people as possible are protected. This is why I am also willing to get vaccinated again or even yearly, if necessary. We are all responsible for the health of others - particularly those who are unable to protect themselves. Recognizing this is a challenge to our egos, but a challenge we can meet.”

TU Berlin Student Tim

“As a student, I'm vaccinated against COVID-19 to show solidarity with our society. Additionally, I personally would like to return to a normal life after the pandemic. I want to get together with friends at the university, meet other students, and have a student job that allows me to move out from my parents'.”

TU Berlin Vice President Hans-Ulrich Heiß

“I am vaccinated against COVID-19 because I believe vaccination is the simplest form of protection that will allow University operations to resume. Legendary university parties, the success of our project laboratories, and high-quality research infrastructure clearly reveal that our university life takes place on campus. This is why I would like to resume all university operations in our lecture halls, laboratories, and offices. And make sure we are safe and protected when doing so. This is only possible if our community is vaccinated, tested, or has recovered from the coronavirus.”