Recommended Vaccinations

In Germany, the Vaccination Commission recommends inoculation against tetanus, diphteria, whooping cough (pertussis), Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib), polio (poliomyelitis), Hepatitis B, pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae), rotavirus, meningococcus C (Neisseria meningitidis), measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (varicella) (as of August 2016).

Regarding elderly people and pregnant women, the Vaccination Commission recommends inoculation against the flu (influenza). Young women are advised to get vaccinated against cervical cancer (triggered by the human papillomavirus or HPV).

If you live in an area where tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is prevalent and spend a lot of time outside, inoculation against TBE is highly recommended by the Vaccination Commission. Tick-borne encephalisits is a viral disearse which leads to inflammation of the brain, the meninges and the spinal cord. The virus is most often spread by ticks.