Please inform your doctor before the vaccination, if one or more of the following apply to you:
- Do you feel ill or have you had an infection and / or fever in the last few days?
- Is there a possibility that you may be pregnant?
- Are you allergic to medication or chemical components of a medication?
- Have yout o date tolerated vaccines well, or have you experienced side effects?
- Have you recently received another vaccine?
- Have you recently undergone surgery, blood transfusion, chemo therapy, or radiation?
Immediately after the vaccination allergic reactions may occur in rare cases, such as: difficulty of breathing, rashes, swelling of the face or neck, drop in blood pressure or dizziness. Therefore, we ask you to take a seat in the waiting room for another 15 to 20 minutes after the vaccination.
Side effects may occur several days after vaccination. Possible side effects include: swelling and / or redness at the injection site, nausea and headache, muscle and joint pain, diarrhea and increased body temperature.
Please contact us if you experience any physical complaints within the first 3 days that exceed the described side effects.
Your team of Medizin Mariahilf
Vaccines – Pro & Contra
Why get vaccinated?
In times before vaccinations and in countries where vaccinations are not possible for financial reasons, serious epidemics have repeatedly and continue to kill many people or cause them permanent harm.
What can be said against it?
Every vaccine and in general any medication can cause discomfort or side effects in a very small number of people. This risk is discussed before each vaccination with the patient!
Which vaccinations are necessary and useful?
In Europe, basic vaccinations are:
Diphtheria tetanus polio (polio) – whooping cough,
FMSE (tick control) as well as Hepatitis A and B
Further information can be found here: Austrian Vaccination Plan 2016
Vaccinations when traveling abroad
For planned trips abroad, we are happy to advise you individually. If available, please bring all, even old, vaccination passes. We carry out all vaccinations except for yellow fever and Japan B-encephalitis, which may only be vaccinated against at designated institutes (such as the Tropical Institute).
TBE (tick control)
Vaccination is recommended in the spring. The vaccine is available at the practice.
2nd vaccination: after 4 weeks;
3rd vaccination: 1 year later;
4th vaccination: after 3 years;
afterwards only every 5 years.
Vaccination – Titer determination
Whether you are sufficiently protected by a vaccination or when revaccination is necessary, can be determined with a blood test (titer determination). However, this is not covered by health insurance and costs between 15 and 40 Euros per determination.
For emergencies, we have vaccines in stock. If you get the serum in the pharmacy, please ensure that the cold chain is not interrupted by transportation or long storage.