Information and guidance for the flu vaccination
A flu vaccination protects up to 90% of those who are vaccinated. This is because it prevents the outbreak of flu or lessens its impact. Another benefit is that the more people who are vaccinated, the greater the resistance to the transmission of the flu.
Flu vaccination – your SBK benefits:
- We cover the full costs of quadrivalent vaccination for all insured persons as an extra service. As a rule, the flu vaccination is only intended for individuals who are 60 years of age or older.
- The SBK Health Telephone is available 24/7 to answer your questions about the flu vaccination: 0800 072 572 570 00 (free of charge within Germany).
Please note: if you are not connected directly, unfortunately, all lines are busy at the time of your call. In this case you will hear an announcement in German and be directed to an answering machine. You are welcome to leave your name and telephone number after the tone and we will call you back as soon as possible.
How to get a flu vaccination:
You get a flu vaccination from your GP. Your GP should have the flu vaccine in their surgery.
Individuals 60 years of age and older, those with a chronic illness and pregnant women receive the vaccination as a service covered by their health insurance. In this case, you just have to present your SBK health care card to the surgery.
If you are younger than 60 years old and do not have an underlying illness, your doctor can issue you a private invoice. Doctors generally keep the flu vaccine on hand in their surgeries so you don’t have to make an extra trip to the pharmacy. Send the prescription and private invoice to SBK, 80227 Munich, Germany. You will then be reimbursed the costs of vaccination. A vaccination consultation, such as for your next holiday abroad, is a private service that you have to pay for yourself, however. If you have more questions about covering costs, it is best to speak with your personal consultant before getting vaccinated.