More than half of the small children in Germany are missing vaccinations

About half of the 2016 children born was not vaccinated up to the second birthday complete. The current evaluation presented by the techniker Krankenkasse (TK) in Berlin. Just 47 percent have received all of the part of vaccinations against measles, whooping cough, chicken pox and other diseases. 3.6 percent of young children got no of the of the Standing Committee on vaccination (STIKO) recommended 13 vaccinations.

For the evaluation of the vaccination coverage data from the 2016-born, and in the case of the TK insured children were examined. Against measles eleven percent incompletely vaccinated, and seven percent are not, therefore, even. “If children receive all necessary vaccinations, they are not immunized safely,” warned cash-in-chief Jens Baas. The part of the vaccinations could be easily remedied, without the vaccination course should start from the beginning.

Strong regional differences in vaccination

Regionally, the vaccination rates there are significant differences. While the proportion Vaccinated in the state of Hesse are not fully 69 percent and in Saxony, 62%, fall in Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg, Western Pomerania, 39 percent of the children in this group, in Mecklenburg-37 percent.

According to the Erfurt psychology Professor Cornelia Betsch, there are “many practical issues” to Vaccinate. “Most people are not impfbereit – but Vaccinate often enough,” said Betsch, the researches impfentscheid payments. Adults is also often not known, or when you should be vaccinated.

More education instead of mandatory vaccination

A vaccination stops Betsch, as well as the health expert Gerd Glaeske of the University of Bremen for the “last resort”. With the introduction of a partial compulsory vaccination voluntary vaccination might appear to be “less important” or ” of impfkritischen people more likely to be omitted,” said the expert. Glaeske holds more clarification is necessary. “It should be clear to all that it comes to the health of the community,” he said. 1. March 2020 is to come from the measles vaccination.

For the TK-innovation report were also evaluated on a total of 23 active ingredients, which came in the year 2016 on the market. It was examined whether there is an additional benefit for the patient, and whether the costs are reasonable

Overall, the reviews were not quite as positive as in the previous year. 14 preparations and, thus, more than 60 percent received by the scientists of the University of Bremen a red light, in 2018, this had been only 31 per cent. Five agents were given a green traffic light, including the vaccine against cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), which is recommended for girls and boys between nine and 14 years of age.

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