Vaccination for adults

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Hello,

 

Is there any specific list of mandatory Vaccination for adults?

Wondering to cover them by TK / AOK!

Found many thread about children vaccination topic but few for adults.

 

If someone has better experience in this field, requested to describe!

 

thankyou,

SH

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33 minutes ago, sazzadhussein said:

 

Is there any specific list of mandatory Vaccination for adults?

 

I've never heard of any. It's a good idea to get a tetanus shot every 10 yrs.

 

Ask your Hausarzt.

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Rubella vaccine...Only 3 months back I have taken my first Rubella vaccination, which is not so common in my country.

This vaccination is compulsory in Germany, especially for ladies to avoid miscarriages (or) birth defects of baby..

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Yes, discuss with your family MD.

Even if you have had all your vaccinations as a child, you still may need a booster shot.  There are outbreaks / clumps of whooping cough( pertussis),  measles etc. 

Also, Hepatitis shots, plus for Shingles, pneumonia.

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14 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

I don't recommend the shingles vaccine. It killed my mother. I'd rather have shingles - have had them before.

 

Just saying.

Ho do you know it was the vaccine? There is no single mention I can find that it can cause death.

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The most common complication of shingles is a condition called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). People with PHN have severe pain in the areas where they had the shingles rash, even after the rash clears up. The pain from PHN may be severe and debilitating, but it usually resolves in a few weeks or months. Some people can have pain from PHN for many years and it can interfere with daily life.

A person’s risk of PHN also increases with age. Older adults are more likely to have PHN and to have longer lasting and more severe pain. About 10 to 13% of people who get shingles will experience PHN. PHN occurs rarely among people less than 40 years of age.

Shingles may lead to serious complications involving the eye such as vision loss. Very rarely, shingles can also lead to pneumonia, hearing problems, blindness, brain inflammation (encephalitis), or death.

 

 

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Unfortunately, many of the seemingly respectable medical websites like WebMD are sponsored by big pharma.

 

 

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1 minute ago, fraufruit said:

 

here

 

That says that Shingles can cause death, it does not say that the vaccine can cause death.

Of course if for some reason the vaccine was inefective, then you can get complications from the disease.

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52 minutes ago, Saritha said:

Rubella vaccine...Only 3 months back I have taken my first Rubella vaccination, which is not so common in my country.

This vaccination is compulsory in Germany, especially for ladies to avoid miscarriages (or) birth defects of baby..

Hi,

Do you think this can be covered for legally insured ppl(TK / AOK)?

or do i need to pay for it?

I believe it’s one time vaccination(i mean once in a life) or series that i have to take periodically?

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Sorry, wrong link. 

 

The thing is that you can get shingles from the vaccine as is stated all over the place. My mom got brain encephalitis from the vaccine and it was the direct cause of her being bedridden with a form of dementia for the last 2 yrs. of her life.

 

ETA

Here ya go @MikeMelga

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2 hours ago, sazzadhussein said:

Is there any specific list of mandatory Vaccination for adults?

Wondering to cover them by TK / AOK!

 

As others have said, there is no list of mandatory vaccinations for adults in Germany.

 

There are however (regionally varying according to reports of notifiable diseases) bi-annual recommendations on current season vaccinations. These lists are given for both people living in or travelling to Germany, Europe and all other countries and territories continents.

 

The German medical profession receives current vaccination recommendations on a twice yearly basis from the Robert Koch Institute represented by their 18 member specialist panel the  Ständige Impfkommission (STIKO

 

If you look carefully on their website you will find options to switch to English albeit the English text may not be as exhaustive in its scientific properties as the German pages are.

 

Vaccination = Impfung in German and 80 - 90% of all German citizens have their entire life vaccination history record (stamped by each physician involved) in an Impfpass.

 

No matter whether your current history suggests its time for some boosters or you're planning to visit any other country where you may encounter different risks, whenever you do speak to your Hausarzt be sure to ask them to issue you with your own Impfpass.

 

TK or AOK will normally cover their portion of the costs of whatever vaccinations your Hausarzt advises that you should have done.
 

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8 minutes ago, sazzadhussein said:

Hi,

Do you think this can be covered for legally insured ppl(TK / AOK)?

or do i need to pay for it?

I believe it’s one time vaccination(i mean once in a life) or series that i have to take periodically?

 

Yes...It will be covered in TK..Some times the doctors have the vaccination in their clinic. My doctor was not having and she gave me prescription. I gave the prescription in apotheke, got the medicine, came back to the clinic and took the injection. Everything was covered in TK.

Normally Rubella vaccine is taken twice (in months gap). 2 weeks after taking my first injection, doctor checked my blood and second injection was not needed.

She gave me yellow colour vaccination booklet and entered the date of vaccination. 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Saritha said:

 

Yes...It will be covered in TK..Some times the doctors have the vaccination in their clinic. My doctor was not having and she gave me prescription. I gave the prescription in apotheke, got the medicine, came back to the clinic and took the injection. Everything was covered in TK.

Normally Rubella vaccine is taken twice (in months gap). 2 weeks after taking my first injection, doctor checked my blood and second injection was not needed.

She gave me yellow colour vaccination booklet and entered the date of vaccination. 

 

 

Cool, thank you!

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3 hours ago, sazzadhussein said:

Hello,

 

Is there any specific list of mandatory Vaccination for adults?

Wondering to cover them by TK / AOK!

Found many thread about children vaccination topic but few for adults.

 

If someone has better experience in this field, requested to describe!

 

thankyou,

SH

What would help when you go to your Hausarzt is a list of vaccinations you took as a child. This varies by counrty and if they don't know what vaccinations you already took, they can't really say what you need

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@Fraufruit, sorry about your mom. Last time I was in N.A. I saw the shingles vacination  was  available at pharmacies (for a price)  and thought about it as most of my family seem to get shingles eventually, but didn't know about the risks. Thanks for the heads up.

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2 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Sorry, wrong link. 

 

The thing is that you can get shingles from the vaccine as is stated all over the place. My mom got brain encephalitis from the vaccine and it was the direct cause of her being bedridden with a form of dementia for the last 2 yrs. of her life.

 

ETA

Here ya go @MikeMelga

 

The vaccine reduces the chance of getting shingles - it doesn't eliminate it. One can still get shingles, and one of the possible complications of shingles is encephalitis. But that doesn't mean the vaccine caused shingles or encephalitis.

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2 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Sorry, wrong link. 

 

The thing is that you can get shingles from the vaccine as is stated all over the place. My mom got brain encephalitis from the vaccine and it was the direct cause of her being bedridden with a form of dementia for the last 2 yrs. of her life.

 

ETA

Here ya go @MikeMelga

Thank you for the link. Sorry for your loss.

 

I had a quick look at it seems to be an ongoing case.

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Because Zostavax claims are in the early stages, there are no verdicts or settlements.

https://www.drugwatch.com/vaccines/zostavax/lawsuits/

 

Still, it is good when any drug is justifieably challenged!

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So sorry to hear of your mother's last years, frauf.

This is why op needs to discuss with  family md- what op needs, is op at risk of any disease, is op in profession / contact with children/ elderly.

Vaccinations/ immunisation programme has achieved much over the years, but caution still needed.

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