Since the discovery of the possibility of vaccine prophylaxis against dreaded smallpox by Edward Jenner in the late eighteenth century, vaccination has been the safest way to protect against disease. Over the years, smallpox was completely eradicated by vaccination programs, and polio only exists in 3 countries of the world.

Vaccinations activate the immune system instead of acting against diseases themselves

Unlike most drugs, vaccinations do not have a direct effect on the disease once it has broken out. The substances applied in low concentrations during vaccination in Munich activate the body’s own immune system to effectively combat a pathogen before it can lead to a serious outbreak of the disease. The disease is not prevented by the vaccine, but naturally by our immune system.

Passive vaccinations are also possible with existing infections

In addition to this active immunization, which mobilizes the immune system against the pathogen, there is also the possibility of passive vaccination in an existing infection, in which antibodies, administered from the outside are supposed to accelerate the healing process. Vaccinations work successfully with both, live and dead vaccines against a variety of viral and bacterial infectious diseases.

Live and inactivated vaccines create memory for foreign objects

In live vaccines, attenuated, but still reproductive pathogens are applied, which stimulate the immune system to form defensive bodies. Dead vaccines are killed pathogens, that are only partially present. The proteins and sugar molecules of the inactivated vaccine are recognised by the white blood cells as foreign antigens and stored in an immune response of lymphocytes. So they are immediately recognized by the immune system as foreign antibodies in a living form and fought against.

Vaccination in Munich is possible with different methods

Depending on the vaccine and type of immunisation, the substances are injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly. While adults usually receive injections in the upper arm, children are more likely to receive them in the thigh, and only passive immunizations are injected in the gluteal muscle.

Risks and side effects comparatively low

Vaccinations in Munich are extremely safe and severe side effects are very rare. The possibility of being able to prevent diseases with a potentially severe course in advance, without any appreciable risk makes vaccinations one of the most important preventive measures.

Vaccination in Munich with the experience of three generations

Dr. med. Frühwein & Partner has specialized in this field for 3 generations. We are your competent partner for all questions concerning vaccinations in and around Munich.

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