European Vaccination Week 2024: Free MMR and HPV vaccinations in all counties

A long vaccination afternoon in all health authorities from April 21 to 27

  • Vaccines are the most important measures in preventive medicine today
  • Prevention of highly contagious and dangerous diseases like measles, whooping cough
  • More information about the European Vaccination Week in Tyrol can be found here: www.tirol.gv.at/impfen

Thanks to high vaccination rates, diseases such as polio have been eradicated throughout Austria since 2002. Also vaccines against measles-sumps-rubella (MMR), pertussis or human papillomaviruses (HPV) has long been tried and tested to prevent disease, serious disease progression or complications. That is why vaccinations are one of the most important and effective preventive measures. As part of the European Vaccination Week from 21 to 27 April, the Tyrolean district authorities, the Innsbruck City Council and all health authorities of the State Department of Health will have a “Long Vaccination Afternoon”. Counseling and free MMR vaccinations are provided free of charge to all ages HPV– Vaccinations are given up to 21 years of age. All vaccination offers and information about the European Vaccination Week can be found at www.tirol.gv.at/impfen.

“We can all help prevent infectious diseases like measles and whooping cough HPV To be sustained. The 'Troll Vaccination Campaign' includes 15 free vaccinations for all children up to 15 years of age. This means that in Tyrol we offer a low-threshold, close-to-home opportunity to receive all recommended vaccinations on time throughout the year. These can be carried out by practicing doctors or as a part of free school vaccinations,” stresses the state health councillor. Cornelia Hagel And it refers to “long vaccination afternoons”: “I invite people in Tyrol to take advantage of the free MMR and the offer. HPV-Vaccines up to age 21 as part of European Vaccination Week: Get advice on which vaccinations you should take or renew.

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Effectively controls infectious diseases

At the beginning of the year, the number of measles cases in Austria and Tyrol increased significantly. Measles is a highly contagious disease that can cause problems at any age and is especially dangerous for children who get sick in their first year of life. You are already considered protected by two vaccinations against measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). of WHO 95 percent vaccination coverage is recommended – in Tyrol, about 85 percent of adolescents and young adults have received two MMR vaccines. “Protecting more people can prevent the spread of measles among people and protect particularly vulnerable groups. The health director emphasizes that early, two-dose MMR vaccination from nine months of age is the most effective protection not only for you, but for others as well. Teresa Kelly and pointed out that children under ten years of age and adults between 25 and 50 years of age, who previously received only one vaccine, are now inadequately protected. People of all ages can get the MMR vaccine free of charge at any time and at any interval from doctors participating in the “Troll Vaccination Campaign”.

Check vaccination status and update protection

Currently there are several cases of whooping cough in Tyrol. Whooping cough is contagious for five to six weeks and, if untreated, the bacterium is spread through coughs through large droplets but also through smear infection. Complications such as pneumonia, middle ear infection, broken ribs or hernia can occur. The disease causes severe coughing attacks, which can lead to vomiting and is particularly dangerous for newborns and children up to six months of age due to respiratory arrest. A vaccine protects against disease very well or at least reduces the severity of the disease. Therefore, pregnant women in particular should be vaccinated against whooping cough at the beginning of the last trimester to protect their newborns and babies as early as the third month after birth. Because the vaccine's effectiveness declines over the years, booster shots should be given every ten years, and every five years from age 60.

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“Especially young children are currently under-vaccinated against whooping cough, so we recommend checking vaccination status and getting a third 6-fold shot against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemophilus influenzae B and hepatitis B if needed. soon. This also applies to booster vaccinations in third grade. For adequate vaccine protection, a minimum of three vaccinations of basic immunization and booster vaccines is required,” the health director explains, adding that participating doctors can provide free whooping cough vaccines up to 15 years of age. A “Troll Vaccination Campaign” can be part of the quadruple vaccine.

An overview of all recommended vaccines by age can be found here.


Overview of the free vaccine offer of the European Vaccination Week 2024:

  • Take your vaccination certificate Or. Your child and e-card.

Lienz District Administration:
Monday, April 22, 2024, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pre-registration by phone: 04852 6633 6672

Kitzbühel District Authority:
Monday, April 22, 2024, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
without notice

City Magistrate of Innsbruck:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 4 PM to 6 PM
without notice

Landek District Administration:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 4 PM to 6 PM
without notice

Swaz District Administration:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 4 PM to 6 PM
Pre-registration by phone: 05242 6931 5963

Kufstein District Authority:
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
without notice

State Directorate of Health in Innsbruck:
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 4pm to 6pm
without notice

Imst District Authority:
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 4pm to 6pm
without notice

Innsbruck District Authority:
Thursday, April 25, 2024, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
without notice

Reutte District Administration:
Thursday, April 25, 2024, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
without notice

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