Tech & Science : Less vaccinations against human papilloma viruses

flu season: This is what the Influenza wave is going much too early this year. The Corona measures not only ensured that the flu has been practical for the past two years, but also for

 flu season: This is what the Influenza wave is going much too early this year. The Corona measures not only ensured that the flu has been practical for the past two years, but also for that some flu variants have disappeared . premature flu season Now influencing influenza loudly and heralds the flu season a . Usually the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) only reports increased number of cases in January. But this year the RKI has been reporting influenza cases for several weeks. This is also due to the fact that the Corona restrictions due to the vaccinations are no longer as strict as in the past two years.

The Corona crisis has also affected the vaccinations of children and adolescents. Above all, the gap in the vaccination against human papilloma viruses (HPV) worries. After the DAK children's and youth report released on Friday, HPV vaccinations in the southwest declined for a good fifth between 2019 and 2021. These sexually transmitted viruses can cause cervical cancer, anal and penis cancer as well as cancer in the mouth-throat room. In the federal government, the decline was even at a narrow quarter.

Ein Mann wird gegen Corona geimpft. © Christian Charisius/dpa/symbol image A man is vaccinated against Corona.

For the State Cancer Association, the development is an alarm signal. Vice-chief Marion von Wartenberg emphasized in Stuttgart: "A lot of suffering can be avoided with HPV vaccination." Parents should have boys and girls vaccinated before the first intercourse. The decline in the flexible vaccination time can be explained, the study says; However, the immunizations were not made up for in 2021. Rather, the values ​​went back on how the data of the 87,000 DAK-insured children and adolescents show.

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Siegfried Euerle, head of the DAK health, underlined: "Prevention is important and vaccinated an investment in the future." Parents would have to be further sensitized and educated on this topic. Anyone who has not carried out the cost and largely risk-free HPV vaccination in recent years should make up for it quickly. The average vaccine is 13 years. According to the Robert Koch Institute, over 4000 women have new cervical cancer in Germany, around 1,600 die of it. According to the representative analysis,

was significantly lower between 2019 and 2021 of the representative analysis with three percent than in the federal government (eleven percent). In the nationwide ranking, Baden-Württemberg took third place with 39.8 percent in pandemic at least once, vaccinated young people, behind Primus Bavaria (41.9 percent) and Saxony (40.2 percent).

The greatest declines in the total vaccinations concerned diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and paralysis with a minus of twelve percent. According to DAK, the measles-mumps-red vaccination is a special case: While the triple vaccination decreased by six percent in Baden-Württemberg in Baden-Württemberg, four-time vaccination against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox increased by 30 percent , so that the decline was more than balanced.

hospitals: Corona hardly relevant in intensive care units. In the meantime, the proportion of corona patients in the intensive care units are less than five percent, said the President of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Court and E.
© provided by Berliner Zeitung currently there is a plateau of around 900 covid patients. A year ago there were a good 5000 seriously ill, said Marx, who is also director of the Clinic for Intensive Care Medicine and Intermediate Care at the University Hospital Aachen. "However, these are usually older, ie 70 to 80-year-old patients." The capacities among the ventilation devices are far from exhausted.

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