More vaccinations for children in Bavaria
As the new health report on vaccination shows, more children in Bavaria are vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and polio than the national average. Measles, mumps and rubella, however, still have some catching up to do.
Prevention of serious infectious diseases The new health vaccination report shows that more children in Bavaria are vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and polio than the national average. This was announced by Bavaria's Minister of Health Melanie Huml (CSU) on Sunday. Furthermore, the first vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella had already achieved a vaccination rate of over 95 percent. “Vaccination is the best way to prevent serious infectious diseases like measles. This not only protects yourself, but also your family from serious complications, ”said the politician.
Catching up on second vaccination However, there is still a need to catch up on the second vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella in the Free State. Even if this has increased by 46.5 percentage points in the past ten years, it is currently still below the 95 percent mark required for secure civil protection at 90.5 percent. In Bavaria, a measles outbreak last year with 775 cases led to 244 of the sick people being hospitalized.
Vaccination recommendation from the Robert Koch Institute In principle, adults should also pay attention to their vaccination protection. Since 2010, the Standing Vaccination Committee at the Robert Koch Institute has recommended that those born from 1970 onwards be vaccinated once with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine if they have not previously been vaccinated against measles, have only been vaccinated once in childhood, or the vaccination status is unclear is. However, some people are critical of this and want a measles vaccination: yes or no? weigh up against each other. Vaccination is not compulsory in Germany, even if various experts have been calling for it for years. (ad)