Vaccinations save lives!
The topic of vaccination is more topical than ever. In the gynaecological practice we vaccinate adolescents against cervical cancer and prepare women who wish to have children for pregnancy by checking the yellow vaccination book for completeness of vaccination status and refreshing vaccinations if necessary. During pregnancy, the whooping cough vaccination (pertussis) and, depending on the season, the flu vaccination are recommended.
Of course, we also vaccinate outside of childbearing / pregnancy. Information on the Corona vaccination can be found below.
Our vaccination portfolio also includes vaccinations against common bladder and vaginal infections – see below for details.
We are happy to check your vaccination status, e.g. before a planned pregnancy. For this we need your yellow vaccination book. Before you become pregnant, you should have been vaccinated 2 times against measles/mumps/rubella.
We are happy to refresh your chickenpox vaccine pre-conception (before conception).
Within the framework of the maternity guideline, following the recommendations of the STIKO, a triple vaccine (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) is recommended in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
We are happy to offer you the latest flu vaccine during the vaccination season. Also during pregnancy, in the 3rd trimester. This is a health insurance benefit.
It has been known for some time that human papillomaviruses trigger a number of diseases: Besides cervical cancer, these can be genital warts, but also cancers of the vagina and the external genital area, the anal region, the penis and the nose and throat.
In most cases, an infection with the human papillomavirus heals without consequences. However, one fifth of infections are chronic, i.e. the virus remains in the mucous membrane and can cause changes there from degeneration to uncontrolled cell growth.
Papilloma viruses are widespread. They are usually transmitted during sexual intercourse. Thus, about 70% of the sexually active population become infected with papillomaviruses in the course of their lives. There are no special risk groups. Therefore, every woman but also every man should effectively prevent these diseases.
Vaccination protects against cervical cancer and its precursors, but also against genital warts caused by papilloma virus types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58. That is about 75% of these cancers.
The best protection is offered by vaccination before the first sexual intercourse. The statutory health insurance funds pay for this vaccination for girls and boys up to their 18th birthday. However, the vaccination should not be limited to this period, as by far not all adolescents are infected with HPV when they start having sex. Older women, or women who have already had contact with a type of HPV, also benefit from the vaccination.
We therefore offer HPV vaccination as a self-pay service. Most health insurance companies also cover the costs of vaccination after treatment for dysplasia (changes in the cells). It is therefore always worth contacting your health insurance company – even if you are older than 18 and would still like to be vaccinated.
Since 2019, the HPV vaccination is also recommended for boys and the costs for the vaccination are covered by the health insurance until the 18th birthday.
A special vaccine with inactivated germs of various lactic acid bacteria can stimulate the immune system to form antibodies against Lactobacillus strains, the frequent causes of vaginal infections, and even eliminate existing pathogens (“cross-reaction”).
A 3-part basic immunisation, supplemented by a booster vaccination after one year, can thus provide protection against vaginal infections for up to three years.
In an observational study involving more than 500 women with recurrent vaginitis, the number of new cases fell by 82% after vaccination.
Studies prove the effectiveness of intramuscular vaccination against fungal infections, trichomonad infestations and bacterial infections.
Bacterial urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics. These usually quickly and sustainably eliminate the triggers of the inflammatory reaction – the bacteria. But this treatment has its limits. If such an infection keeps recurring, the success of the therapy is often unsatisfactory.
For some time now, a good alternative or supplement to antibiotic treatment has been preventive immunisation. Your doctor will give you an injection into your upper arm three times within a month, each time at an interval of 2 weeks. This contains killed forms of the germs that are responsible for urinary tract infections. These give the immune system the signal to produce its own defence substances and thus considerably reduce the risk of further urinary tract infections. Treatment can also be started during an acute phase. The advantage of immunisation, compared to antibiotics, is the causal treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections.
Many medical services that are generally recommended, such as prophylaxis for recurrent urinary tract infections, are not usually included in the defined benefits catalogue of the statutory health insurance. As a person with statutory health insurance, you can still receive such therapy by paying the costs yourself. The doctor’s services are regulated according to the official scale of charges (GOÄ).
Information sheet and medical history and consent form for COVID-19 vaccination with mRNA vaccine (Comirnaty® by BioNtech):
BioNTech educational fact sheet
Medical history and consent form BioNTech
We vaccinate against Corona-aktuell exclusively with the mRNA agent Comirnaty from BioNTech. Currently, vaccination appointments cannot be booked online.
Childbearing in times of Covid-19:
Due to the increased risk of a severe course of the disease during pregnancy, we strongly advise you to complete the vaccinations against Covid before becoming pregnant – please refer to the STIKO recommendation of 10.9.2021: STIKO Recommendation Pregnant Women/Lactating Women/Wanting Children.
We recommend vaccination in pregnancy from the 2nd trimester onwards at intervals of 3-6 weeks twice with the mRNA vaccine Comirnaty from the company Biontech.
Enclosed you will find a fact sheet that answers any questions you may still have: