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Here you can find all the important information about vaccination.

A lot of information on the corona pandemic and vaccination is published every day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of everything. Not all statements that we hear or read are correct. It’s quite understandable if you are unsettled by this is – after all, it’s about your own body and your own health. In order to make it easier for you to make a decision, we will show you the reasons for vaccination as well as how the risks can be classified.

Good reasons for vaccination

There are many good reasons to get vaccinated. We will show you the most important ones below.

Protection from severe symptoms and long-term effects

Nowadays, anyone infected with the coronavirus has to predominantly rely on their immune system to fight the disease. That is because there is no effective therapy available to date. According to data from the Robert Koch Institute, over 90 per cent of patients currently hospitalised with the disease are not vaccinated. The vaccination mitigates the severity of the illness in the vast majority of cases.

Protect yourself, but also others

There are also people who cannot be vaccinated – no approved vaccine is available for babies and small children, and there are others who are exempted from the vaccination due to medical reasons. These people depend on their environment being vaccinated.

Advantages when travelling

Vaccinations are not mandatory for holidaymakers. HOWEVER: vaccinated people enjoy greater freedom than non-vaccinated people when travelling. Those without proof of vaccination must be prepared for more stringent travel measures than travellers who are fully vaccinated.

Don’t transmit the virus

Scientific data currently show that vaccinated people are significantly less likely to become infected. Should you, however, become infected, the probability of you passing on the virus to others is lower.

Protect the healthcare system from overload

The fewer the number of people falling ill with the virus and requiring intensive care, the sooner hospitals, health authorities and other healthcare institutions can resume normal operation.

An infection with corona is more dangerous than the vaccination.

The long-term effects of the disease are a reality, with many recovered patients still suffering from long COVID. With the approved vaccines, it is highly unlikely that the effects of a vaccination prove to be worse than a coronavirus infection – even in young, healthy people.

And what about the risks?

There are many claims about the risks of corona vaccination. Most of them are not true. Here you will find the answers to questions you may have already asked yourself.

Would you like to know more?

We hope that we have been able to bring some clarity to the confusing subject of vaccination. Would you like to know more? Please have a look at the following videos and links:

Relevant videos

Ranga Yogeshwar

Video: Why vaccination is smarter (Ranga Yogeshwar)

Science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar is campaigning for as many people as possible to be vaccinated against corona. He explains why in his video Why vaccination is smarter. (Link)

Mai Thi Ngyuen-Kim

Video: Critical questions about vaccination (Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim)

Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim is a chemist and science journalist. In her video 7 critical questions about vaccination, she clearly explains the structure of vaccines and their effect. (Link)

Martin Moder

Video: The mode of action and potential risks of mRNA vaccines (Martin Moder)

In his video, Martin Moder, molecular biologist, explains the mode of action and potential risks of the mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. (Link)

Vaccination offers and campaigns

On our page, you will find current vaccination offers and vaccination campaigns throughout Baden-Württemberg. These do not require an appointment. Be sure to bring along:

  • Identity card or passport
  • Insurance card
  • Vaccination certificate