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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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As general practitioners, we see ourselves as long-term companions in dealing with chronic diseases. In combination with disease management programs (DMP), we will find the best therapy and solution approach for you.

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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

Meningococcal vaccination

Meningococcal vaccination

What is meningococcus?

Behind it hide bacteria of the species Neisseria meningitidis. Infection can lead to inflammation of the meninges (menigococcal meningitis) or bacterial blood poisoning (meningococcal sepsis). Meningococci are transmitted via droplet infection, which means you can get them mainly by coughing or sneezing, and via direct close contact, for example when kissing.
There are several subgroups of meningococcal bacteria, in Germany mainly serogroup B occurs. In the meningitis belt in Africa serogroup W is predominant and in South America serogroup C.
Meningococcal diseases require in-patient hospital treatment, as they are almost always severe and often lead to complications. Paralysis of the arms or legs, cranial nerve paralysis, seizures and damage to the inner ear, even deafness, are possible.

Who should be vaccinated?

Vaccination may be necessary in special travel circumstances to high-risk countries and at certain times of the year (usually during the dry season). Special travel circumstances include, for example, assignments as disaster relief or medical personnel, long-term stays, exchange students, adventure/backpacking trips or pilgrimages. The main risk area is the extended, so-called meningitis belt in Africa.

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

There are three approved vaccines for meningococcal vaccination. All vaccines are dead vaccines and must be administered into the muscle.

The vaccine against serogroup ACWY must be vaccinated once before travel. A booster is recommended after 10 years.
The vaccinations against serogroup B must be administered twice, depending on the vaccine at intervals of 1 or 6 months.

Side effects reported include loss of appetite, irritability, headache, stomach and intestinal discomfort, and fatigue.

What should I do?

To find out which vaccinations are appropriate for your planned trip, simply make an appointment for a travel medicine consultation at one of our Avi Medical practices and talk to our medical team. They'll tell you what to look out for to ensure you're safe and relaxed on your next trip.

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