Coronavirus disease in Germany– MHH informs

In December 2019, a dangerous lung disease emerged in China. The pathogen is identified as a new form of coronavirus. It is spreading rapidly throughout the world. On these pages we provide information about the current situation, clarify the important questions about COVID-19 and show how Hannover Medical School (MHH) is working in this situation.

Corona: News from MHH

Overview of all news

New visiting regulations

In accordance with the 3G rule, we have adapted the regulations for patient visits at the MHH. 

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MHH study on SARS-CoV-2: Cross-vaccination protects effectively

Combination of vaccines from AstraZeneca and Biontech/Pfizer protects particularly well - even with virus variants.

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How useful are COVID vaccinations for children?

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 can be vaccinated. But the STIKO does not recommend it. This is what our lung specialist Dr. Schwerk thinks ...

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Lessons from Corona: Enabling more closeness at the end of life

MHH investigates effects of the Corona pandemic on outpatient palliative care in PallPan.

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MHH: Young woman successfully lung transplanted after COVID-19 infection

Rare procedure for SARS-CoV-2 sufferer.

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New visiting regulations for relatives!

As of Monday, 17 May, visits by relatives are possible again under certain conditions.

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New findings on rare side effects after Corona vaccination

MHH successfully treats patients with sinus vein thrombosis.

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From 26 March there will be a general ban on relatives visiting the MHH

Regulation will initially apply for four weeks / Arrangement of a pick-up and drop-off service.

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First Europe-wide guideline for the inpatient treatment of COVID-19 patients

MHH pneumologist is co-author and representative for Germany.

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SARS-CoV-2: T-cell immunity plays important role in virus defence

Research group investigates immune response in blood samples of COVID-19 sufferers and recovered patients.

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Coronavirus: How dangerous are the mutations?

Professor Dr Thomas Schulz, head of the MHH Institute of Virology and spokesperson of the RESIST Cluster of Excellence, clarifies.

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Facts against Fake News

A vaccination needle is inserted into the upper arm of a person.
Source: Picture by DoroT Schenk/Pixabay


There are many false reports circulating in the media on the subject of corona vaccination. Our infectiologist Prof. Dr. Matthias Stoll dispels the following rumours and lies:

All the facts can be found HERE



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Information hotlines for citizens and patients:



  • Bundesgesundheitsministerium: 030 / 346 465 100 (Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.)
  • Landesgesundheitsamt Lower Saxony: 0511 / 4 505 555 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Region Hannover: 0800 / 7 313 131 (free of charge, Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.)
  • Vaccination hotline for Lower Saxony: 0800 9988665 (Mondays to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)