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Before the trip: vaccination card check

Malaria, Hepatitis B and yellow fever: vaccination is remote recommended for travellers depending on the travel destination. But also a complete Vaccination against measles, Tetanus, the flu, or TBE, is for vacationers important. The fact Mathias Arnold, a pharmacist in Halle/Saale.

"Most of the time you vaccinations thinks in long-distance travel, only to any necessary add-on. But the first step to a healthy holiday, a complete vaccination certificate with all the Standard Impfungen", Arnold says at the beginning of the International tourism exchange (ITB). Other seasonal and regional vaccinations against flu and tick-borne early summer meningoencephalitis (FSME), you can be traveling is important. "When it is summer, it is flu season in the southern hemisphere. And ticks are not only here, but also in Scandinavia, in Poland and in the Baltikum", so Arnold. The pharmacist recommends that travelers to inform themselves in advance about what vaccinations he needs, what are the health risks and how to protect against them. This also includes individually-stocked travel pharmacy. The local pharmacy can help.

Generally speaking, the Germans can always be more likely to vaccinate: 36.4 million the number of at the expense of the statutory health insurance funds took abrechneten doses of the vaccine in the year 2018 to 3.4 percent (in 2017: 35.2 million). The increase was mainly attributable to the rising Impfbereitschaft against the seasonal flu and TBE. In the case of whooping cough, a change of a triple (Pertussis, diphtheria, Tetanus) is meanwhile observed a four-fold vaccine (plus polio). The ABDA – Federal Union of German pharmacists indicates associations according to the evaluation of current data.

At the International tourism exchange (ITB) in Berlin, a pharmacist, provide a destination, season, and circumstances of tailored vaccination advice and give tips to the travel pharmacy, to Injection nozzles of tropical institutes, and yellow fever. The ITB Berlin will take place from 6. to 10. March 2019 at the Berlin exhibition centre.

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