Vaccines available any time
Apart from FSME (tick-borne encephalitis) vaccination in spring/summer and flue vaccination in autumn/winter, we are now also able to administer any vaccinations as may be required for travels abroad (hepatitis, typhoid fever, diptheria, tetanus, polio, etc.). All vaccines are available any time. Please contact us by telephone under (01) 330 34 68 and arrange for an appointment also at short notice.
All necessary inoculations (hepatitis, typhus, diphtheria, tetanus, polio etc.) for overseas journeys are always in stock in the Ambulatorium Augarten. Furthermore we advise on the appropriate first-aid kits, the sanitary conditions and relevant information about your holiday destination.
Early summer meningo-encephalitis is a viral infection causing an inflammation of the brain, the meninges and the central nervous system.
FSME appears about 7 days after a tick bite and its course is similar to that of the flu. Fever, intense headache and unconsiousness may result. Permanent damage such as paralysis is possible, the disease may even be fatal. Even after mild symptoms personality disorders have been observed.
Therefore it is very important to get early protection through a vaccination.
Protection against FSME (active immunization):
- dose: best time of administration still in the cold season to be protected when tick activity starts.
- dose: 14 days–3 months after the first dose. 90% protection is provided 3–4 weeks after the second dose.
- dose: 9–12 months after the second dose. Up to 99 % protection is provided 3–4 weeks after the third dose.
Booster doses should be administered 3–5 years after the last vaccination.
Influenza vaccinationCommonly known as the flu, influenza is a heavy viral infection. The symptoms are a high fever, strong muscle aches, joint aches and headaches, which are often accompanied by a torturous cough and the snuffles. In extreme cases a fatal pneumonia and inflammation of the heart muscle could follow.
2000 People die yearly from influenza in Austria.
In principle everyone could be vaccinated against influenza, including children.
- over 60
- suffering from a chronic disease (e.g. diabetes)
- working with many people (e.g. medical personnel, sales people, teachers as well as pupils and students)
- exposed to extraordinary physical and psychological stress
Side effects such as slight swelling or redness at the vaccination spot are rare and do not last long.
No appointment or notification is necessary for the inoculation as several doctors and a registered nurse are constantly on duty, enabling an inoculation during consultation hours with practically no delay.