Do chickens get chickenpox


Author: Prof. Dr. T. Jelinek

When does vaccination make sense for adults?
Adults who have not yet had chickenpox or have not yet been vaccinated should get vaccinated if they are im Health service or in certain areas of the childcare are active. Same goes for women with Desire to have children, People with neurodermatitis or patients whose immune system will be weakened in the future due to therapy, e.g. before an organ transplant. The STIKO also recommends since 2020 the Two varicella vaccinations of people who work in medical facilities with contact to potentially infectious material, in facilities for the collective accommodation of asylum seekers, persons obliged to leave the country, refugees and repatriates.

Chickenpox - What is it?
Chickenpox (varicella) is a worldwide spread, highly contagious diseasecaused by the varicella zoster virus. The name of the disease comes from the fact that it was previously believed that the wind transmitted the disease. Unvaccinated, around 90% of children fall ill by the age of 10. Even if the disease heals in healthy children without complications, it does happen occasionally to life threatening complications. Especially People with a weakened immune system are at risk and Unbornwhose mothers became infected during pregnancy.
The safest protection offers a high vaccination coverage the population. That is why the STIKO has been recommending the Chickenpox vaccination for all children and adolescents.
Vaccination against chickenpox is one Injection vaccination With long-lasting, reliable protective effect. It is a Live vaccination. The first vaccination is usually given in children between the ages of 11 and 14 months and the second between the 15th and 23rd month of life. It can be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella at the same time. Depending on the vaccine, there must be an interval of at least 4 to 6 weeks between the first and second vaccination.
Young people and adults can also be vaccinated against chickenpox. Here, too, 2 vaccinations are necessary.
The chickenpox vaccination is usually given well tolerated. It is not possible to vaccinate: intolerance against components of the vaccine, e.g. egg white or gelatin, and one weakened immune system, e.g. due to an HIV infection, as well as during pregnancy and breast feeding period. At acute febrile illness vaccination should only be given after recovery. Children can not before the 9th month of life be vaccinated. After the vaccination, there is often slight pain and swelling around the Puncture site on. Occasionally there is a mild chickenpox-like rash and fever. Serious complications are very rare.
Who pays the vaccination costs?
Up to the age of 18 will the Vaccination against chickenpox (Varicella) borne by health insurers. The reimbursement at Adult depends on the reason for the vaccination (e.g. desire to have children). Job-related Vaccinations are usually paid for by the employer.


Updated on 09/21/2020, created 11/28/2007


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