Health insurance: Implementation in children by pandemic
In North Rhine-Westphalia, significantly fewer children and adolescents have been vaccinated in Corona pandemic than in the past. Compared to the pre-pandemy year 2019, there was a decrease of 13 percent in 2021, the health insurance company said DAK-Gesundheit in Düsseldorf. The third largest German health insurance company compared the vaccinations based on the data of 142,000 insured children and adolescents in NRW. Around 187,000 fewer girls and boys were vaccinated in NRW 2021 in NRW 2021.
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. © 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
Some diseases are particularly dangerous for adolescents. Others are easily transferable and can therefore pose a danger for other people.
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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.
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.
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