SARS-CoV2 / COVID-19 / Corona
The situation regarding COVID-19, especially on the subject of vaccinations, is still very dynamic. We try to keep ourselves and all information here up to date, but we ask for your understanding that we cannot assume any liability for the following information.
With the senate resolution of March 29, there is an obligation to wear an FFP2 mask without a valve in medical facilities as well as in public transport and shops from March 31, 2020!
From all unvaccinated patients we require a daily negative rapid test for the performance of the consultation!
Our patients include people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Likewise, people with severe immunodeficiency, for whom sufficient immune protection may not be built up even after additional doses of vaccine. For these groups of people as well as for ourselves, the continued adherence to distance and hygiene rules with legally prescribed use of FFP2 masks in the office rooms is particularly important.
Vaccination in practice
We vaccinate on a voluntary basis. For this reason, we would like to point out that COVID vaccinations will be stopped in the office if there are persistent impertinent or emotionally extortionate demands or even insults towards us. We will do everything in our power and with all our strength to meet the vaccination wishes of all our patients as quickly as possible.
We are NOT a vaccination centre and can only provide vaccinations in the office to a limited extent without giving up our function as a GP office. Please show understanding for us! We have to organise, plan and implement initial and also final vaccinations.
We have no influence on the quantity and manufacturer of the vaccine at present and in the near future. We can therefore only vaccinate what we are given. If you do not want to follow our vaccination offer and non-negotiable vaccination procedure, we ask you to book a vaccination appointment in alternative location.
We will orientate our appointment allocation to the step-by-step schedule of the vaccination ordinance. We would like to point out that vaccination appointments that are not kept cannot be postponed, the vaccination dose will then be administered to available substitutes!
The vaccinations must be carried out by us in addition to the normal practice routine, so that we ask for your understanding that we cannot carry out detailed explanatory talks at the vaccination appointment. Please clarify any questions in advance.
At the vaccination appointment you must be symptom-free and present a completed information sheet. These can be completed as a digital questionnaire or are available for download and self-printing.
COVID-19 vaccines and modes of action
mRNA vaccine: BioNTech, Moderna, Curevac
Vector vaccine: AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V, CanSino Biologics
Inactivated vaccine: Novavax, Sinopharm, Sinova
Vaccines with vector viruses use harmless viruses as carriers of genetic information of the actual virus. Information about certain proteins is incorporated into the genetic material of these vector viruses (carrier viruses). The aim is to make the immune system form antibodies against these proteins and to trigger other defence reactions. Upon contact with the actual virus, the body is then prepared and can better contain the infection.
Vaccines made with messenger RNA (mRNA) this is a new concept. No weakened virus or individual parts of a virus are used for vaccination. Instead, the vaccine consists only of genetic information in the form of messenger RNA or mRNA. The RNA molecules contain blueprints for proteins that the vaccinated person’s body is supposed to produce itself.
Vaccines made from viral protein are classic vaccines (such as tetanus or flu vaccines) that are based on inactivated pathogens.
All 4 vaccines approved in Germany (BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson) show a very good protective effect against severe diseases. Despite minor differences between the vaccines, there is no reason to be choosy, according to vaccination experts. As long as there are not enough vaccines for everyone, the first vaccine is always the best.
How long can a potential vaccine protect?
Results from several teams show that the number of neutralising antibodies drops significantly after a few months. Especially infected people without or with only minor symptoms of the disease then have hardly any protective antibodies left. There is currently no reliable information on how good the immunity still is after months or years. The virus is still too new to be able to judge.
Can vaccinated people infect others?
Study results suggest that the vaccines not only protect against infection and severe courses of the disease, but also that vaccinated people are much less likely to pass on the virus.
People after SARS-CoV2 infection should receive a single vaccination no earlier than 6 months after diagnosis.