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Holiday in Germany: vaccination against TBE is useful

Many Germans spend their summer holidays because of the Corona pandemic in the home country. Who wants to spend a lot of time Outdoors should consider a vaccination against tick-borne tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) should be considered. Due to the mild temperatures in the Winter and spring has increased the risk of tick bites this summer, significantly, warns the Federal Union of German associations of Pharmacists e. V. in a press release.

The local TBE risk areas are located mainly in Thuringia, Bavaria, Hessen and Baden-Württemberg. A detailed Overview of the risk areas there are on the website of the Robert Koch Institute. A fast protection can be established by two TBE vaccinations at an interval of 14 days. In General, the Vaccination should be refreshed according to age, every three to five years. In the case of TBE the Impfbereitschaft has increased in the last years in Germany. So in 2017, only 3.4 million doses of the vaccine have been delivered against TBE public pharmacies, 2018 in contrast, 4.1 million – an increase of 19.3 percent. With 4.9 million TBE doses of the vaccine in the year 2019, this value could be increased by a further 20.1 per cent. This has been calculated by the German drug testing Institute (DAPI) on the Basis of the reports of the statutory health insurance funds. The Impfbereitschaft has increased in Germany: In the year 2019, the expenditure of the statutory health insurance companies for vaccines (including flu, pertussis, pneumococcal, measles, cervical cancer) have increased by 16.4 percent to 1,503 billion euros.

Vaccinations schüprotect the entire Bevöpopulation

"Every vaccination counts, whether against TBE, measles or Tetanus", Mathias Arnold, a pharmacist in Halle on the Saale, and ABDA, the Vice President says. "Who can be against infectious diseases vaccination protects themselves and, in the case of human-to-human communicable diseases, his family and ultimately the whole population against infection. Just as the Corona of a pandemic is us only too aware of how good it is to have tried and tested vaccines against dangerous pathogens. Our goal must be to achieve a permanently high level of vaccination Coverage for all target and age groups." Arnold continued: "The pharmacies stand ready as a Partner for information on how to Vaccinate – by phone, of course."


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