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What vaccinations do you need?

What vaccinations do you need?

It is important to know what vaccinations you need to protect yourself from serious diseases. In Germany, the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) makes recommendations for vaccinations in Germany.

A distinction is made between the recommended baseline vaccination and related booster vaccinations, special vaccinations for high-risk groups and individual recommendations for overseas trips. However, not all vaccinations are covered by health insurance.

Vaccination recommendation: Primary childhood immunization

Some diseases are particularly dangerous for developing children. Others are easily transmitted and therefore can pose a danger to others.

STIKO made some recommendations for vaccinations that are particularly important and should be given in childhood. You’re talking about basic immunization here. These vaccinations are usually given before Health insurance companies Approved.

Vaccination is mandatory only for measles. The Measles Protection Act requires that children be fully vaccinated against measles before they enter a community facility.

Recommended vaccinations include:

  • diphtheria
  • tetanus
  • polio (polio)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b infection (Hib)
  • Whooping cough (whooping cough)
  • Hepatitis b
  • measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Rotaviruses, pneumococcal infection
  • meningococcal infection C
  • human papillomavirus (HPV)

Individual recommendations for vaccinations and timing

If you are not sure about the vaccinations you already have or need, you should always seek medical advice. Can special needs Give if you work in a medical or community facility.

even if travelling abroad Outside Europe, additional vaccinations are recommended depending on the destination. When traveling on your own, you usually bear the costs of vaccination yourself.

Your vaccination status is especially important during a PregnancyBecause there was another creature that needed to be protected. STIKO recommends complete baseline immunization including all boosters before pregnancy begins. Meanwhile, one Influenza vaccinationWhooping cough and tetanus are recommended.

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The same applies if you have done so not immune You are. Which immunizations have priority, and the recommended sequence or vaccinations in general will then be discussed with your doctor individually.