Audience: the general public (particularly parents, young people, adults, seniors and patients), the media and health-care professionals
The aim of this web site is to provide up-to-date information about vaccination, categorized by target group. Background information on general immunization issues, vaccine-preventable diseases and the national immunization schedule for Germany are provided. Focus is given to specific topics, such as human papillovmavirus and rotavirus vaccination, on a regular basis. Information about payment of expenses related to vaccination within the German health-care system is also given.
A special feature of the site is the “Impfchecker”, a cost-free online tool to evaluate vaccination requirements on the basis of date of birth, gender, pregnancy status, and the presence of chronic diseases or other conditions.
All content on the web site is reviewed twice a year. Additional updates are posted as necessary.
Date of primary evaluation: January 2009
Date of most recent evaluation: January 2013