If you want to fly the flu epidemic in 2018 and get you vaccinated, it can be difficult, because there are bottlenecks in the delivery.
- Before the flu epidemic in 2018, the vaccine will be inadequate
- Cause of vaccine deficiency
- Some regions are without vaccines
Before the flu epidemic in 2018, the vaccine will be inadequate
No one expected: The influenza epidemic 2018 is not really in the starting block, because the vaccine is already inadequate. More than 15 million doses have been released, according to the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), which is responsible for the vaccines. But that is not enough, because there are already bottlenecks in many regions. The bad thing about it: Production is already complete, so there is no additional access. The person who has not yet been vaccinated may go out empty.
Cause of vaccine deficiency
The reason for the lack of drugs for vaccination is the big rush against the flu vaccines. Since the year's first health insurance companies bear the cost of the four-fold vaccine, more Germans are vaccinated than previous yearsIn addition, it was only known in April that the funds take over the cost of the tetravalent vaccine. Previously, they only paid the triple vaccine. Manufacturers only had a few months to increase the production of the four-fold vaccine – it was definitely too short.
Some regions are without vaccines
In some areas, the vaccine is no longer available – also acknowledges Susanne Stöcker from PEI in an interview with RTL: "There are areas where there are no problems, but we also receive notifications that no vaccine will be received. The doctor should at least first ask several pharmacies and these at several wholesalers, as it might give another good care from city to city. "She also invites doctors and pharmacists to fill out a form on the PEI website if no vaccine is available in the region. The institute takes care of the problem with the manufacturers.
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