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Booster and indication vaccinations for adults and seniors

Indicated vaccinations are vaccinations that are advisable when there is an increased health risk for people and for members of certain age or risk groups. For example, people with chronic underlying diseases, with congenital or acquired weaknesses of the immune system, before chemotherapy and major operations, as well as older people in general, are particularly at risk from infections.

Often, out of ignorance, the opinion is still held that in the case of severe underlying diseases, caution should be exercised with vaccinations. This opinion is long outdated and wrong. The sick and older a person is, the more protection they need from infections. Today, people with multiple sclerosis also receive complete vaccination protection like everyone else. Infections can trigger flare-ups, vaccinations prevent them.

In addition to complete standard vaccination protection (against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox), safe protection against influenza, pneumococcal and meningococci should also be guaranteed for all of the above-mentioned groups of people.

Therefore, you should show your vaccination certificate to the doctor and have the vaccinations checked for completeness before any operations or extensive drug measures to be expected, e.g. before a hospital admission, before cancer therapy or before starting therapy that weakens the immune system

Vaccination for people who may come into contact with ticks in TBE risk areas (TBE risk areas in Germany)

  • Herpes zoster (shingles) - from 50 years

Vaccination against herpes zoster (shingles) with the dead vaccine for people from the age of 50 who have an increased health risk, e.g. due to an HIV infection, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or bronchial asthma, chronic Have kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and immunocompromised people.
Immunosuppressed people and people with other serious underlying diseases (in particular autoimmune diseases) have a higher risk of developing herpes zoster than people with healthy immune systems and are more likely to suffer severe courses and complications.
The vaccination series consists of two vaccine doses, which are administered at least 2 to a maximum of 6 months apart.

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

For people with a missing spleen, in addition to regular vaccinations against lung and meningitis and influenza, a one-time vaccination against Hib is recommended

Basic immunization for certain risk groups - e.g. for recipients of blood products, people with chronic liver disease and for people with risky sexual practices such as anal intercourse. The basic immunization leads to protection lasting at least 25 years. Your doctor will inform you of any need for a booster.

Vaccination recommended for people with reduced or no immune defenses who are expected to develop severe hepatitis B disease (e.g. HIV or hepatitis C positive or dialysis patients) as well as for people with an increased risk of exposure (e.g. through risky sexual practices, contact with hepatitis) -B carriers or users of intravenously administered drugs). The one-time primary vaccination course generally leads to lifelong protection.

Annual vaccination for adults with an increased risk as a result of a chronic disease of the respiratory tract (including asthma or COPD), the cardiovascular system, the liver or kidneys, due to diabetes mellitus or another metabolic disease, due to a chronic neurological disease (e.g. multiple sclerosis with infection-related relapses) as well as for people with a congenital or acquired immune deficiency or HIV infection and their contact persons.
An annual vaccination is also recommended for residents of old people's and nursing homes.

Vaccination for health-endangered people with a congenital or acquired immune deficiency with a quadruple vaccine against the meningitis pathogen types A, C, W135 and Y. Whether a simultaneous vaccination against the pathogen type B, the most common form of meningitis occurring in Germany, should be carried out, the doctor decides individually .

To protect the newborn, a one-time vaccination for parents-to-be, future grandparents and all other contact persons if they have not received a pertussis vaccination in the last 10 years. Ideally, the vaccination should have been given no later than one month before the child is born. In many countries around the world, a general whooping cough vaccination is recommended in the 27th to 36th week of pregnancy, as this also provides so-called nest protection for the newborn.

Vaccination for people at risk of health (e.g. with congenital or acquired immunodeficiency, a chronic disease of the respiratory tract, the cardiovascular system, the liver or kidneys, diabetes mellitus or another metabolic disease, a chronic neurological disease or people with an increased risk of a Pneumococcal meningitis (e.g. cochlear implant carrier and in patients before immunosuppressive treatment with chemotherapy or so-called biologics.)

Vaccination for travelers in regions at risk of infection as well as for resettlers, refugees and asylum seekers who live in communal accommodation, when entering from areas with a risk of poliomyelitis and for people with an increased occupational risk of disease (e.g. staff in exposed laboratories, medical facilities and communal accommodation)

Vaccination recommendation for travelers in regions with a high risk of rabies (see WHO distribution map), even with full vaccination protection, if rabies contact is suspected, a vaccination against rabies and another vaccination 3 days afterwards should be given immediately.

Two vaccinations for people before planned immunosuppressive therapy or organ transplantation, for people with severe neurodermatitis, if their vaccination status is unclear or if no specific antibodies can be detected. Contact persons in these risk groups should also have varicella vaccination.
All women of childbearing potential who do not have antibodies to chickenpox in their blood must be vaccinated twice against chickenpox.