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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.

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Pneumococcal vaccination

Pneumococcal vaccination

What are pneumococci?

Behind the term pneumococcus are bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae), which you can transmit through droplet infection, i.e. mostly through coughing or sneezing, especially during a flu-like infection. Depending on the region of the world and the age, different pneumococcus strains are responsible for different diseases with sometimes life-threatening courses. For example, they cause the majority of all bacterial pneumonia. They also cause other serious diseases, such as sinusitis, middle ear infection, meningitis and blood poisoning.

Babies and toddlers are particularly at risk because their immune system alone is not yet able to fight off a pneumococcal infection. But even if you have a chronic illness or your immune system is weakened, e.g. by a severe cold, this favours an infection with pneumococci. This is why the risk of infection is particularly high during the cold season.

Who and when should be vaccinated?

The Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends vaccination against pneumococci for all adults over the age of 60.

A general refresher course is not recommended at present, but may be useful depending on the individual risk profile and must therefore be assessed by the doctor.

In addition, vaccination against pneumococci is recommended for all persons with increased health risk due to certain pre-existing conditions or with occupational risk.

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

The pneumococcal vaccine is an inactivated vaccine. There are different vaccines on the market that are used depending on the indication. For people over 60, a pneumococcal vaccine that protects against 23 different types of pneumococci (PPSV23) should be used.

The vaccination takes place in your upper arm muscle. Due to the stimulation of the body's own defences, there is often redness or swelling at the injection site, which may also hurt. General symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue and muscle and joint pain may also occur in the first three days after the 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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