The project manager for the construction, Albrecht Broemme, told RBB's "Abendschau" (Monday) that the deadline was postponed. A spokesman for the Senate Department for Health assured on 15 December 2020: "The vaccination centres will be ready on 21 December." They are to be built at the former Tegel Airport (Terminal C), in a hall on the exhibition grounds, in Hangar 4 in Tempelhof, the Velodrom in Pankow, the Arena in Berlin-Treptow and the Erika Heß ice stadium in Wedding. In the six vaccination centres, the vaccination candidates of the first phase, for example older people over 80 years, are to be vaccinated.
The delay of one week is not expected to have any practical consequences: Vaccinations are currently not yet possible because the vaccine is not yet available in Germany. Health Senator Dilek Kalayci (SPD) had also announced last Thursday that there would be mobile vaccination teams to vaccinate people in Berlin nursing homes.