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Prof. Edeltraut Garbe in the Standing Committee on Vaccination

The Federal Ministry of Health has re-appointed Prof. Edeltraut Garbe as a member of the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO). The appointment is for 3 years and will begin on February 15, 2014.

STIKO develops recommendations for vaccinations in Germany. These are based on information on the effectiveness and risks of vaccinations. STIKO is affiliated with the Robert Koch Institute, the central institution of the Federal Government for the monitoring and prevention of disease. Since 2007, statutory health insurance providers have to pay for vaccinations recommended by STIKO.