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Shortage of flu vaccine – so the countries to solve the Problem

The flu season has already begun. According to the strong Influenza-shaft last Winter, and experts from many Interested parties. But the vaccine is in short supply. The Federal States have to deal in different ways. You know everything in the News Ticker of FOCUS Online.

  • A vaccination is recommended for certain groups of people such as the Elderly and Pregnant women
  • The first Influenza-Infected reported in Germany

Association: little doses of the vaccine against the flu in pharmacies

Friday, 30. November, 13.03 clock: In many German länder, there are bottlenecks in flu-vaccine, because the demand is so high. The Federal Ministry of health noted a lack of care for the population.

Hesse and Saxony have a General injunction, to the now certain influenza vaccines, which for the EU countries, in Germany.

The state Directorate of Saxony, for example, had previously made drug legally clear the way, so that Saxon pharmacies can directly re-order the pharmaceutical companies, vaccine.

Bayern goes the other way: buy the pharmacies currently have the vaccine in France. Approximately 20,000 doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive in the next two weeks. The Bayerische Rundfunk reported on Friday.

Background: influenza or the common cold?

The symptoms for flu and colds are partially similar. Therefore, it comes to confusion. A cold, however, begins rather insidiously with the sniffles or a sore throat.

Not with the common cold pathogens to infect, is the distance to the Diseased, according to experts of the Robert Koch Institute is important. Because colds were transmitted via droplets. People should sneeze also prefer to be in the bend of your elbow, as in the Hand. In addition, regular hand washing is advisable.

Flu comes suddenly, and with a strong feeling of illness. The Symptoms:

  • Pain in the limbs,
  • Cold symptoms,
  • Chills and
  • high fever.

The Patient feels miserable, weak, and powerless, and must at least beware of bed for a week.

For a definite diagnosis a blood test is necessary. Because the flu is only triggered by Influenza-viruses. A flu infection, however, can have different triggers.

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