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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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Vaccination against shingles

Vaccination against shingles

What is shingles?

Behind it hides a skin rash that, like chickenpox (varicella), is caused by varicella zoster viruses. Most adults over the age of 50 have experienced chickenpox in their lifetime. In this case, viruses nest in the nerve cells of the body. When the immune system weakens - for example, in old age - the viruses can become active again.

They then cause a painful, one-sided, stripy rash with blisters - shingles (zoster). The painful inflammation of the nerves can persist for a long time even after the rash has subsided (post-herpetic neuralgia). If shingles occurs in the face or eyes, partial or complete blindness may result from corneal scarring. Shingles most commonly affects older adults and people with a weakened immune system.

Shingles is less contagious than chickenpox. Only the fluid in the blisters of the rash is infectious. You can only become infected if you have neither had chickenpox nor have been vaccinated against chickenpox. An infection then initially causes chickenpox.

Who and when should be vaccinated?

The STIKO recommends vaccination against shingles (herpes zoster) for all persons over the age of 60.
There are further groups of people who may require vaccination.

The inactivated vaccine is vaccinated twice with an interval of at least 2 and a maximum of 6 months.
A booster vaccination is currently not yet recommended.

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

The shingles vaccine is a dead vaccine. The vaccination is given into your upper arm muscle.

After the vaccination against shingles, the stimulation of the body's own defenses very often leads to redness or swelling at the injection site, which may also hurt. General symptoms such as headache, fatigue, fever or muscle aches may also occur in the first three days after the vaccination. Itching at the injection site is also common. Occasionally lymph nodes swell or joints ache. Such vaccination reactions are usually short-lived and 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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