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Corona (COVID-19)

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

Measles vaccination

Measles vaccination

What are measles?

Behind it hides one of the most contagious infectious diseases in humans. It is caused by measles viruses, which are spread worldwide. Measles is transmitted from person to person, e.g. when sneezing or talking (droplet infection). Almost all people without appropriate immune protection fall ill after coming into contact with the virus. That is why the World Health Organization (WHO) has set itself the goal of a world without measles.

More than half of the measles cases in Germany today affect adolescents and adults up to about the end of 40. Typical are flu-like symptoms such as high fever, cough and cold. Only a few days later the typical measles rash develops, which starts on the face and behind the ears and then spreads over the whole body.

It is important to know that measles temporarily weakens the immune system, so even after recovery. Especially in children under 5 years (and adults over 20 years) measles can lead to severe complications. These include middle ear infections, pneumonia and diarrhoea, and more rarely encephalitis. In addition, late complications can also occur after a measles infection.

Who and when should be vaccinated?

The Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends vaccination against measles for all adults born after 1970 who have not been vaccinated against measles or who have only been vaccinated once against measles during childhood. It also recommends vaccination above all for all those who work in the health service, in community facilities (e.g. kindergarten) or in the care of people with a severely weakened immune system.

Good to know: According to the Measles Protection Act, parents must prove that their children have received the measles vaccinations recommended by the STIKO from the age of one year before entering a community facility such as kindergarten or school. A booster vaccination later in life is usually not required.

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

The measles vaccine is a live vaccine and is always given in combination with mumps and rubella. The vaccination is given into your upper arm muscle.

The vaccination is well tolerated. Often there is a reddening or swelling at the injection site, which may also hurt, due to the stimulation of the body's own defences. In the first three days after the vaccination, general symptoms such as a moderate increase in temperature, chills, headaches, faintness or gastrointestinal complaints may occur for a short time. Such vaccination reactions usually subside after one to three days.

Since it is a vaccination with live, attenuated viruses, about two to five out of 100 vaccinated people experience temporarily non-contagious "vaccine measles" one to four weeks after vaccination: Typical here is fever, associated with a faint measles-like rash. In addition, the parotid gland or testicles may swell and the joints may ache. In adolescents and adults, prolonged joint inflammation has also been observed.

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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