Archive for May, 2008


May 8, 2008

The European Card of Insurance upon illnesses has substituted travel paper E111.

On December, 31st 2005, E111 has stopped to be correct. Since January, 1st 2006, you require the European Card of Insurance upon illnesses (EHIC) to receive public health services which becomes necessary during your visiting of country EEA or Switzerland.

In the majority of the countries round the world you should pay for processing, thus to travellers strictly advise to take out private insurance upon illnesses. The Great Britain has mutual agreements on public health services with some countries which gives the chance to travellers to receive free or cheap extreme care.



May 8, 2008

The tetanus vaccine protects against a tetanus also known as a tetanus.

It is recommended, that adults have received a booster vaccine each ten years.

The standard care in many hospitals should give a booster to any patient with a wound of a puncture which is doubtful from this when it or it was last inoculated or if for the patient was less than 3 lifelong doses of a vaccine. The booster cannot prevent potentially fatal case of a tetanus from a current wound, as can take about two weeks for tetanus antibodies to be generated.

In children seven are younger, a tetanus vaccine often control as an incorporated vaccine, TDap or DTaP which also switches on vaccines against a diphtheria and pertussis.

For adults and children is higher seven, vaccine Td (a tetanus and a diphtheria) is usually used.