Cold weather, flu season: To help protect you from a dangerous infectious disease in a timely manner, general medical, internist, pediatric and partially gynecologic practices currently offer adequate flu vaccine for free. Also, a team from the OSL district health department, Großenhainer 62 (opposite BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg), has the vaccine ready.
The vaccine is offered here on Tuesdays from 9 to 12 and 13 to 17, 30 and Thursdays from 9 to 12 and 13 to 16. Telephone registration is especially recommended for further arrival. There is also a vaccination certificate for vaccination at the health office, in addition to bringing the chip card in practice.
Particularly for the elderly, chronically ill or impaired with impaired immunological influenza disease can be dangerous. But everyone else should not take the infectious disease harshly, as it can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications throughout the course of the disease. The months of October to December are optimal as a vaccination period – the time before the annual flu epidemic begins. Of course, this season also offers a vaccination that is a voluntary quadruple vaccine, adapted to current circulating viruses. There are still no delivery bottlenecks, like in the preseason.
Experience has shown that the number of influenza patients increases between the end of January and March, explains dipl. Honey. Sonja Rudolph, head of the hygiene / health department at the district health department, emphasizes: "Who can be vaccinated ultimately protects not only themselves but their neighbor." In the 2018/19 season. A total of 319 flu cases have been reported in the OSL district. In the 2017/2018 season, there were 454. In the 2019/2020 season, no flu cases were registered in the OSL.
Flu vaccination and vaccination information is generally provided by health department employees and by telephone at 03573 870-4342 or -4345. Further vaccination information is available from the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) at www.impfen-info.de. The Robert Koch Institute website, www.rki.de, also provides answers to important questions about the flu vaccine.
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