Vaccination campaigns are carried out in the Airbus A300 Zero G at Cologne / Bonn Airport. This aircraft is normally used for training astronauts. A mobile vaccination team from the city of Cologne will administer first, second and third stitches here.
According to Cologne / Bonn Airport, the first action, which was carried out in this machine on December 13, 2021, was very popular. By the afternoon, around 300 people had been vaccinated in the Airbus Zero G. In addition, they were able to view the extraordinary aircraft.
“We are pleased that the vaccination campaign at the airport that started today received so much positive feedback. We hope that as many people as possible will use the other appointments in Zero G, ”says airport manager Johan Vanneste.
There will be two more campaigns in December 2021: These will take place on December 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 15:00 p.m. and on December 21, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m. The vaccines are administered by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. A booster or booster vaccination can be given to all adults who have received the second mRNA vaccination at least five months ago. Anyone who has received the basic immunization with the one-time Johnson & Johnson dose can boost it after just four weeks.
The Airbus Zero G is located in the P-Nord outdoor car park at Cologne Bonn Airport (Nordallee, 51147 Cologne). Parking garages P2 or P3 are recommended for those arriving by car. Access to the Zero G is not barrier-free. People unable to use the stairs can get the vaccination outside of the aircraft.
The Airbus A300 Zero G was used until 2014 to simulate weightlessness as a so-called parabolic aircraft and used for test and experimental flights. A total of 13.180 parabolas were flown with the Airbus; among other things, astronaut Alexander Gerst trained on board. The Zero G has been stationed at Cologne / Bonn Airport since August 2015 and can be viewed as part of guided tours.