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What vaccinations you need is important to know to protect yourself from dangerous diseases. In Germany, the constant vaccination commission, STIKO for short, pronounces recommendations for vaccinations in the inner country.

Welche Impfungen man braucht, hängt von Alter, Gesundheitszustand und Aufenthaltsort ab. © Imago Images / Martin Wagner Which vaccinations you need depends on age, health and location.

A distinction is made between the recommended basic immunization, the respective refresh vaccinations, special vaccinations for risk groups and individual recommendations for trips abroad. However, not all vaccinations are taken over by the health insurance company.

Recommended vaccination: The basic immunization in childhood

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The STIKO has given some recommendations for vaccinations that are particularly important and should be administered in childhood. Here she speaks of basic immunization. These vaccinations are usually taken over by the health insurance companies .

A vaccination obligation only exists in measles. The measles protection law requires that children must have received complete vaccination against measles before entering a community facility.

The recommended vaccinations include:

Diphteria Tetanus Poliomyelitis (People's Paralysis) Infection with Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB) pertussis (whooping cough) hepatitis B measles, mumps, rubella (mmr) varicelles, pneumococcal infection meningoccalcoccal C-infection

HPV (Humanes Papillom virus)

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Individual recommendations for vaccinations and times

If you are not sure which vaccinations you already have or you need, you should always see medical advice. There can be special needs if you work in the medical field or a community facility.

Even if

travel abroad outside Europe, additional vaccinations are recommended depending on the destination. On private trips, the costs of a vaccination usually have to be borne.

Your vaccination status during an

pregnancy becomes particularly important, since another living being should be protected. The STIKO recommends complete basic immunization, including all refreshments, even before the start of pregnancy. In the meantime, an vaccination against flu , whooping cough and tetanus is recommended.

The same applies if you have so far

unasprised . Which vaccinations have priority, the order or the general recommended vaccinations are then discussed individually with your doctor.

Court intervenes after baby’s parents refuse ‘vaccinated blood’ transfusion .
The New Zealand High Court has ruled that a six-month-old baby will be taken under the guardianship of health authorities so he can receive a life-saving operation. © Greg Bowker/Getty Images File - A view of the Auckland High Court. His parents had been unwilling to proceed with the surgery over concerns he would receive "vaccinated blood," and were seeking a court order for their baby to receive blood from unvaccinated donors.

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