Adults and young people

Vaccinations for adults and young people over the age of 15

The Austrian Vaccination Plan recommends free vaccinations and vaccinations subject to a fee.

Free vaccinations for adults and young people over the age of15

  • Vaccination with 1 vaccine against 3 diseases (combined vaccine):
    Measles, mumps and rubella, , catch up vaccination for those who have not yet been vaccinated twice.
  • Vaccination against polio (poliomyelitis) as a single vaccination – free of charge before the age of 21 (only at vaccination centres for the Public Health Services of the City of Vienna – Town Town vaccination centre and local district health authorities).

Where can I get the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination?

Vaccinations subject to a fee for adults and young people over the age of 15

  • Vaccination against TBE (tick-borne encephalitis), starting any time; following the initial 4 vaccinations, boosters every 5 years, then every 3 years over the age of 60
  • Vaccination against influenza every year from around October
  • Vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV), catch-up vaccination if not already vaccinated, 3-part vaccination
  • Vaccination against chicken pox, for those who have not yet received 2 vaccinations and have not yet suffered from chicken pox.
  • Vaccination against hepatitis B potential catch up, primarily recommended for professional and personal risk
  • Vaccination against meningococcal meningitis A, C, W, Y and B, potential catch-up (primarily for young people and those at an increased risk)

Where can I get the vaccinations?

Advice for special circumstances and those over 50

Women wishing to have children

The advice for adults applies. Please pay particular attention:

  • Prior to getting pregnant, check whether you have had two vaccinations against measles, mumps and rubella. An illness with rubella during pregnancy can severely harm the baby. It can lead to malformations in the eyes, brain and heart. You must not be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella when pregnant.
  • Check to see whether you have had 2 vaccinations against varicella. You will only be protected if you have been vaccinated or have definitely had chicken pox (= varicella). Varicella can also lead to malformations in your baby. If you are unsure, you can find out your level of protection with a blood test. You must not be vaccinated against varicella when pregnant.
  • Influenza can be particularly severe during pregnancy. Make sure that you are vaccinated against it every year.

Pregnant women

  • Liegt Ihre letzte Impfung gegen Diphtherie, Keuchhusten (Pertussis), Tetanus und Kinderlähmung (Poliomyelitis) länger als 2 Jahre zurück? Dann empfiehlt der Impfplan Österreich eine Auffrischungs-Impfung gegen Keuchhusten (Pertussis) zwischen der 27. und der 36. Schwangerschafts-Woche. Damit bekommt auch Ihr Baby über die Nabelschnur Abwehrstoffe für die ersten Monate. So schützen Sie Ihr Kind vor einer schweren Keuchhusten-Erkrankung, bevor es selbst geimpft werden kann.
  • If you have not had the influenza vaccination, you can also have a catch up influenza vaccination during pregnancy. This is best after the twelfth week of gestation – please consult your physician.

People over 50

  • Der Impfplan Österreich empfiehlt ab dem 50. Geburtstag eine Impfung gegen Pneumokokken. Die 1. Impfung erfolgt mit einem Impfstoff gegen 13 Pneumokokken-Arten, die 2. Impfung nach 1 Jahr mit einem Impfstoff gegen 23 Arten. Auffrischungs-Impfung 6 Jahre nach der 2. Impfung.
  • The Austrian Vaccination Plan recommends a vaccination against herpes zoster (shingles).

People over 60

  • Ab dem 60. Geburtstag empfiehlt der Impfplan Österreich kürzere Abstände zwischen den Auffrischungs-Impfungen für
    – die Impfung gegen Diphtherie, Keuchhusten (Pertussis), Tetanus und Kinderlähmung (Poliomyelitis): alle 5 Jahre
    – die Impfung gegen FSME (Frühsommer-Meningoencephalitis): alle 3 Jahre
  • The annual influenza (flu) vaccination is particularly important for people over 60.
  • Catch up on your vaccination against pneumococcus and possibly herpes zoster, (see people over 50)

Certain professions

The Austrian Vaccination Plan recommends further vaccinations for certain professions, most notably:

  • Professions in the health sector
  • Professions involving a high level of contact with other people
  • Professions involving contact with animals, food
  • Professions involving contact with garbage, dirt and the like

Information and consultancy service

Vaccinating – when, where and what? We are happy to advise you on the right vaccinations for you!

Impf-Kalender für Jugendliche und Erwachsene