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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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Do you need a medical certificate? We can provide you with medical certificates for the following occasions:

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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

Vaccination against poliomyelitis (polio)

Vaccination against poliomyelitis (polio)

What is poliomyelitis?

Behind this is the disease polio, which is triggered by poliomyelitis viruses. The viruses are excreted in the stool and are mainly transmitted by smear infection (stool-hand-mouth). This can happen if you do not wash your hands properly or at all after having a bowel movement. Similarly, contaminated drinking water can be a source of infection.
About 5% of people infected with the virus have fever, sore throat and headache - usually misdiagnosed as (summer) flu. In every 100 to 1,000 infected persons, there is permanent, flaccid paralysis of the arm or leg muscles, and in the worst cases also of the speech, swallowing or breathing muscles.
In 2002, the WHO declared the whole of Europe polio-free. However, polio still occurs in some countries and regions (for example in Afghanistan and Pakistan) and can therefore be brought back to Germany. Therefore, it still makes sense to get vaccinated.

Who and when should be vaccinated?

This vaccination is relevant for every age group and everyone, especially for travellers to regions with a high risk of infection.

Normally, the basic immunization takes place in childhood. After the age of 18, vaccination against tetanus and diphtheria should be given once in combination with the next due booster. A routine booster thereafter is recommended for all those who have an increased risk of infection, such as personnel who come into contact with people who may be ill or their bodily excretions, or travellers to regions where polio cases still occur.

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

The polio vaccine is an inactivated vaccine and is usually given as a combination vaccine. The vaccination is given into 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.

Good to know: Vaccine-induced polio, which occurred in very rare cases (about 1 in 3 million vaccinations) with the live vaccine used in the past, is ruled out with today's vaccine.

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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