#vaccinefacts – Part 14
Why do I need a first and second vaccination?
Prof. Sabine Wicker is the head of occupational health at the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main and deputy Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO). In this video, she explains that the challenge to our immune system sometimes needs to be reinforced with particular vaccines via a second dose. This optimises the level of protection and helps to maintain it in the long term.