Vaccinations save lives!

The subject of vaccination is more topical than ever. In the gynecological practice, we vaccinate adolescents against cervical cancer and prepare women who want to have children for pregnancy by checking the yellow vaccination book for completeness of the vaccination status and updating vaccinations if necessary. The whooping cough vaccination (pertussis) and, depending on the season, the flu vaccination are recommended during pregnancy.

Of course, we also vaccinate outside of the desire to have children / pregnancy. You can find information about the corona vaccination below.

Our vaccination portfolio also includes vaccinations against common infections of the bladder and vagina – details can be found below.

Vaccinations

Measles / Mumps / Rubella

We would be 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 twice against measles / mumps / rubella.

Varicella

We would be happy to freshen up your chickenpox vaccination before conception.

Whooping cough

As part of the maternity guideline, following the recommendations of the STIKO, a triple vaccine (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) is recommended in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Flu vaccination

We are happy to offer you the latest flu vaccine during the vaccination season. Even during pregnancy, in the 3rd trimester. This is a cash benefit.

HPV vaccination (Gardasil 9®)

It has long been known that human papilloma viruses cause a number of diseases: In addition to 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 nasal and pharynx.

An infection with the human papilloma virus usually heals without consequences. However, one fifth of infections are chronic, i.e. the virus remains in the mucous membrane and can cause changes from degeneracy to uncontrolled cell growth.

Papilloma viruses are widespread. They are usually transmitted during sexual intercourse. In the course of their lives, around 70% of the sexually active population become infected with papilloma viruses. There are no special risk groups. Therefore, every woman and every man should effectively prevent these diseases.

The vaccination protects against cervical cancer and its precursors, but also against genital warts caused by papilloma viruses of types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58. That’s about 75% of these cancers.

The best protection is the vaccination before the first sexual intercourse; the statutory health insurance companies pay for this vaccination for girls and boys up to their 18th birthday. However, vaccination should not be restricted to this period, since by far not all adolescents are infected with HPV when they enter sexuality. Older women, or women who have already had contact with one type of HPV, also benefit from the vaccination.

We therefore offer you the HPV vaccination as a self-payment service. Most health insurance companies also cover the cost of vaccinations after treatment for dysplasia (changes in 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.

Mommies watch out:

Since 2019, the HPV vaccination has also been recommended for boys and the costs for the vaccination up to their 18th birthday are borne by the health insurance companies.

Preventive vaccination for vaginal infections (Gynatren®)

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 to eliminate existing pathogens (“cross-reaction”).

A 3-part basic immunization, supplemented by a booster vaccination after one year, can thus offer protection against vaginal infections for up to three years.

In an observational study in which more than 500 women with recurring vaginal infections took part, the number of new cases fell by 82% after the vaccination.

Studies prove the effectiveness of intramuscular vaccination against fungal diseases, trichomonas and bacterial infections.

Preventive vaccination for chronic urinary tract infections (Strovac®)

Bacterial urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics. As a rule, they quickly and permanently eliminate the trigger of the inflammatory reaction – the bacteria. But this treatment has its limits. If such an infection recurs again and again, the success of the therapy is often unsatisfactory.

For some time now, preventive immunization has been a good alternative or supplement to antibiotic treatment. Your doctor will give you a syringe in your upper arm three times within a month, every two weeks. This contains killed forms of those germs that are responsible for urinary tract infections. These give the immune system the signal to form its own antibodies and thus significantly reduce the risk of further urinary tract infections. Treatment can also be started during an acute phase. The advantage of immunization compared to antibiotics lies in the causal treatment of recurring urinary tract infections.

Numerous medical services that are generally recommended, such as prophylaxis for recurring urinary tract infections, are usually not included in the specified catalog of services of the statutory health insurance company. As a person with statutory health insurance, you can still receive such therapy by paying the costs yourself. The medical service is regulated according to the official fee schedule (GOÄ).

COVID-19 vaccination

Information sheet and anamnesis and consent form for COVID-19 vaccination with mRNA vaccine (Comirnaty® von Biontech):

Biontech educational leaflet

Medical history and consent form

You can find explanations in other languages ​​here: Education in various languages

Information sheet and anamnesis and consent form for COVID-19 vaccination with mRNA vaccine (Vaxzevria® von AstraZeneca):

AstraZeneca educational leaflet

Medical history and consent form

You can find explanations in other languages ​​here: Education in various languages