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As general practitioners, we are here for you during this difficult time. We test, vaccinate and look after your long-term health in relation to Corona.

Important: Please let us know on the phone or when booking online if you are showing symptoms. In this case, we do not ask you to come directly to the practice - we will contact you after booking the appointment with further information.

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Prevention is the best medicine. We support you in avoiding the occurrence of future illnesses or in detecting and treating them as early as possible. This way you can assess where you stand in terms of health.

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You don't always have to be sick to see your doctor - quite the opposite! In addition to treating acute symptoms, we offer a wide range of additional services to ensure that you feel healthy and well in the long term.  

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Not all complaints are directly attributable to an underlying disease. We follow a holistic medical approach and take care that we find the best solution for your health complaints together.

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Vaccinations & travel medicine

Diphtheria vaccination

Diphtheria vaccination

What is diptheria?

Diphtheria is an infectious bacterial disease that can affect both the mucous membranes of your throat and your skin. The diphtheria bacterium is widespread worldwide and you can transmit it mainly through droplet infection, for example when sneezing, coughing or talking. If your throat is infected, you will experience sore throats and firmly adhering plaques in your throat (known as pharyngeal diphtheria), and in the worst cases, death by suffocation. In addition, the poison of the diphtheria bacterium can cause organ damage such as heart inflammation or nerve paralysis. If you have hardly heard anything about diphtheria so far, it is probably because the disease belongs to the rare diseases due to the good vaccination rate in our country.  

Who and when should be vaccinated?

These vaccinations is relevant for any age group and anyone.

The build-up of vaccination protection against diptheria (basic immunization) usually takes place in childhood.

Booster vaccinations for adults with complete basic immunisation should be given every 10 years. This is usually done in combination with tetanus, possibly also with pertussis and polio.

How is the vaccination carried out and what must be observed?

The diptheria vaccine is an inactivated vaccine and is usually given as a combination vaccine.
The vaccination is given in your upper arm muscle.

The vaccination is well tolerated. Very often, the stimulation of the body's own defences causes redness or swelling at the injection site, which may also hurt. Rarely, general symptoms such as an increase in temperature, chills, fatigue, muscle aches or gastrointestinal complaints may occur in the first three days after vaccination. Such vaccination reactions usually subside after one to three days.

What should I do?

To check whether you have been vaccinated, simply make an appointment to have your vaccination status checked at one of our Avi Medical practices and discuss with our medical team.

They will tell you whether you are already protected or whether you should receive a vaccination. Your doctors will also check whether there are other vaccinations that would be useful for you and will carry these out directly if necessary.

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