Corona virus COVID-19
The free of charge corona virus vaccine is offered to everyone over 12 years of age and based on individual consideration for children aged 6 months to 11 years. The vaccine offers protection particularly against the severe form of the disease. It also prevents the transmission of the virus, even though it doesn’t completely stop contagions. Because of this, in addition to getting the vaccine it’s important to continue adhering to the precautions that prevent the spreading of the virus, e.g. washing your hands.
The COVID-19 disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2-virus. It causes respiratory infections that range from almost asymptomatic disease to severe forms that require hospitalization and even intensive care. Advanced age is the most significant risk factor for a severe disease. Additionally certain illnesses, like severe chronic kidney or pulmonary disease increase the risk of severe COVID-19 disease.