Vaccinations

At Medicover, we offer a wide range of protective vaccinations for children and adults. All vaccinations are based on the latest generation combined vaccines.

Why do we recommend combined vaccines?

  • They are effective and safe.
  • They immunize against more than one disease at a time.
  • They reduce the number of punctures.
  • They do not strain the immune system.

Recommended vaccinations for adults:

Annual vaccination against flu, which will protect you both against the flu itself and also against serious flu complications, like pneumonia, bronchitis and bronchiolitis, otitis media, myocarditis, and pericarditis.

Vaccination against viral hepatitis A and B, which will protect you against cirrhosis and liver cancer. The virus is ca. 100 times as infectious as HIV, and very difficult to treat. You can get infected during a medical intervention or an operation, or during cosmetic treatments, at the hairdressers, at a tattoo and piercing shop, and during sexual contacts.

Booster dose vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis – they protects against three diseases at once! Immunity against pertussis lasts up to 10 years. Booster dose vaccination against pertussis is particularly recommended for persons having contact with small children – parents, older siblings, grandparents, babysitters. In this way, we can protect the youngest and not yet immunized children against transmission of the disease from the people around them.

Vaccination against mumps, rubella and measles – recommended especially for men who were not vaccinated against rubella as part of compulsory vaccinations schedule. Women who received a compulsory vaccination against rubella should get a booster dose after 10 years. Rubella in adults can result in complications, such as muscle and joint pains, thrombocytopenia and 
encephalitis. Contracting rubella during pregnancy poses a high risk of serious damage and malformations of foetus. 

Vaccination against pneumococci – it is recommended for persons aged 50+, as well as for all smokers, people with lower immunity and suffering from chronic diseases, like diabetes, kidney and liver diseases, coronary artery disease, poor blood circulation, asthma. The vaccination protects against pneumonia, otitis media, sinusitis and bronchitis. The most dangerous forms of pneumococcal infection are meningitis and sepsis. Their development is dramatic and can result in death or irreversible consequences (e.g. impaired hearing or deafness), in particular in neurological problems (e.g. epilepsy or impaired concentration).
                                                                                                                                     
Vaccination against meningococci – it is recommended for persons aged 65+. It protects against the contracting of meningococcal sepsis and its serious complications, like irreversible brain damage impaired hearing, epilepsy, skin necrosis leading to limb amputations, multi-organ failure, or even death.

Recommended vaccinations for children:

Compulsory vaccinations: against tuberculosis, pneumococci, viral hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae B, poliomyelitis (polio), measles, mumps and rubella.

A package of compulsory vaccinations and recommended vaccinations (against pneumococci and rotaviruses) for children of up to 2 years of age together with medical care is available in the "Little one +" package.
                                                                                           
Recommended vaccinations: 

Vaccination against rotaviruses – it protects against severe rotavirus diarrhoea and the resulting hospitalization.

Vaccination against meningococci – protects against meningitis and sepsis, as well as pneumonia,  otitis media, pericarditis and endocarditis, arthritis and other infections

Vaccination against the flu – prevent serious flu complications: pneumonia, bronchitis, otitis, myocarditis and pericarditis

Vaccination against HPV – effectively protects against cervix cancer. Recommended for girls aged 9-14.
                                                                                                                                           
Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis - protects against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). Full 3-dose cycle guarantees immunity for 3 years.

 

The offer of vaccinations is available to Medicover patients and patients who have not purchased Medicover healthcare packages.