Covered by all public & private health insurances

Info regarding COVID vaccination. Learn more.

Primary care

As a primary care practice, we are the first point of contact for your health. Whether acute symptoms, chronic illnesses, sick notes or preventive health care. If necessary, we refer you to specialists we trust. Sick notes, wound care or surgery preparation and follow-up - we take care of you from start to finish.

Book appointment
Close Tab

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.

Book appointment
Close Tab

Treatment of chronic patients

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.

Book appointment
Close Tab

Precaution & check-ups

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.

Book appointment
Close Tab

Certificates

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

Book appointment
Close Tab

Laboratory, vitamins & Co

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.  

Book appointment
Close Tab

Other symptoms

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.

Book appointment
Close Tab
Services
Vaccinations & travel medicine

Tetanus vaccination

Tetanus vaccination

What is tetanus?

Behind it hides the so-called tetanus. This is an infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani, which occurs worldwide. The bacterium hides in the soil and even small wounds, scratches or bites with a splinter or thorn are enough for the bacterium to enter your body. The toxins that the bacterium secretes cause pronounced spasms and paralysis in the muscles by damaging the nerve cells that control the muscles. At the beginning, the facial muscles are typically affected. If the toxin gets into the muscles of your larynx or chest, this can lead to suffocation.
Even though tetanus cases are extremely rare in Germany thanks to high vaccination rates, it is worthwhile to get vaccinated. Because the source of infection remains and even with early treatment, tetanus can still be fatal.

Who and when should be vaccinated?

This vaccination is relevant for every age group and everyone. The build-up of vaccination protection against tetanus (basic immunization) is usually carried out in childhood.

Booster vaccinations for adults with complete basic immunization should be given every 10 years, possibly earlier after injuries. This is usually done in combination with diptheria, possibly also with pertussis and polio.  

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

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

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.

Modern practice equipment
Book an appointment with Avi Medical now