For those who reside in Germany, the German Vaccination Commission recommends immunisation against the following diseases: Tetanus, diphteria, Whooping Cough (pertussis), Haemophilus Influenzae b (Hib), Polio (poliomyelitis), Hepatitis B, Pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae), Rotavirus, Meningococcus C (Neisseria meningitidis), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox (varicella) and HPV (human papillomavirus).
Please note: Vaccination against measles is compulsory for residents of communal accommodation facilities. You can find out more in our chapter "Refugee accommodation centres".
For elderly people and pregnant women, the Vaccination Commission recommends inoculation against the flu (influenza).
Furthermore, vaccination against the coronavirus is currently one of the crucial and strongly recommended vaccinations in Germany. You can find out more in our chapter "Coronavirus (COVID-19)".
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.
You may need and be prescribed further vaccinations when you want to travel abroad. Find out more on tropeninstitut.de.