SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19
Important Information Concerning the Corona Pandemic and Vaccination
Please note the following rules currently in place:
Rules for outpatient treatment
For those patients being treatment on an out-patient basis and who have a scheduled appointment, please note that ONE of the following is required for an out-patient visit:
- a negative test, OR
- proof of vaccination, OR
- proof of recovery
This also pertains to those who are accompanying outpatients. As a general rule, no more than one person should accompany the outpatient.
Rules for inhospital/stationary treatment
Please take note of the following rules currently in place:
- Because of the ongoing Corona crisis, the opportunity for friends and family to visit our in-hospital patients has been severely restricted throughout the entire medical complex.
Currently, no visitors are permitted on the Foerster Ward (Epileptology Department), other than to drop-off and pick-up patients.
Further information can be obtained from the staff on the Foerster Ward (Tel.: +49 228 287-15706).
- All inhospital/stationary patients will be tested for SARS-CoV-2 on the day they are admitted.
- Those who are accompanying adult patients (> 18 years of age) and, due to compelling medical reasons, must also be admitted on a stationary basis, will also be tested for SARS-CoV-2.
- Parents of children (< 18 years of age), who are also being admitted with their child on a stationary basis are requested to bring with them a current (negative) SARS-CoV-2 test from their family physician, for example. (ideally, the test should not be older than 48 hours).
- Please maintain social distancing requirements (maintain a distance of at least 1.5, but ideally 2 meters). Please maintain proper hand hygiene and coughing etiquette.
- If you have a fever or cold symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone who is infected with SARS-COV-2 or COVID-19, please do not come to the Department under any circumstance.
- If you are scheduled for an inhospital/stationary visit, we will call you, at the latest, on the day prior to your appointment in order to clarify everything.
- In many cases, an outpatient appointment can be replaced with a telephone call or video conferencing with your doctor.
We kindly request your understanding!
Bonn Hospital Management
Important information about vaccination against infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in individuals with epilepsy
Since a few weeks ago, coronavirus vaccinations have been possible throughout Europe and these vaccinations will gradually be available for all citizens.
Within this context, we are often asked whether vaccination against the coronavirus is possible and recommended for patients with epilepsy.
Based on currently available information, we have no evidence to suggest that epilepsy and its associated treatment provide an increased vaccination risk.
If a fever occurs after vaccination, fever-reducing measures should be undertaken early on (e.g. using cooling compresses and, if necessary, fever-reducing medication), since increased body temperature can provoke epileptic seizures.
With regard to COVID-19 – that is, the actual disease which occurs as a result of a coronavirus infection (not a consequence of the vaccination) - first reports suggest that those with an active epilepsy and concomitant diseases are at a higher risk for having a severe disease course. In the final analysis, we are in favor of vaccinating epilepsy patients against the coronavirus.
General vaccination information is usually provided prior to the vaccine being administered.