Berufsverband der Kinder - und Jugendarzte (BVKJ)
Audience: parents, young people, educators, paediatricians and other interested members of the public
The primary objective of the web site of the Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendarzte e.V. – BVKJ (Professional Association of Children’s and Young People’s Physicians) is to provide parents, educators, paediatricians and other interested members of the public with information on the subject of children’s and young people’s health. Apart from daily reports on vaccination and other issues, the web site also provides a comprehensive encyclopaedia on children’s and young people’s major diseases, including all the infectious diseases which can be prevented by vaccination.
A main section of the web site is the chapter entitled "Impfen schutzt" (Vaccination as a safeguard). This contains comprehensive information on vaccination as well as current recommendations provided by the Vaccination Committee at the Robert Koch Institut in Berlin. Members of this Committee oversee this section of the web site. The pages address general questions on vaccination safety such as the correct time to receive vaccinations and possible contraindications and reactions to vaccination, as well as providing information on individual vaccines. The vaccination schedule for Germany can be printed from the site.
The internet service is subject to permanent quality control. The content is regularly reviewed by an editing committee of the BVKJ and updated whenever necessary.
Date of primary evaluation: September 2005
Date of most recent evaluation: April 2010