The need for vaccination in adults arises due to newly emerging diseases, increased travel to different countries, or vaccines that are missing during childhood itself. The adult-age vaccines partially covered by the SGK / Turkish Ministry of Health are as follows:

Adult-type Tetanus Vaccine:

All individuals who have never been vaccinated are given an extended dose of adult-type diphtheria-tetanus (Td) vaccine, and then repeated every ten years. It is recommended that this vaccine, which is repeated every ten years, should be a Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine.

Women of Childbearing Age/Pregnant Vaccine:

These vaccinations vary and should be applied to the family health center for administration (diphtheria-tetanus and flu vaccines). The application is free of charge.

Measles Rubella Mumps (KKK) Vaccine:

Vaccination is unnecessary if there is a record that an individual has been given or has had two doses of measles vaccine (for those born after the 1980s) or KKK vaccine (for those born after 2006), or if antibodies can be detected in blood tests. In addition, all adult individuals, except those who are pregnant, should be vaccinated against NCD twice a month. All individuals who have not received the NCC vaccine can get two doses of the vaccine free of charge at family health centers.

Pneumococcal Vaccine:

Recommended for individuals aged 65 and older if they do not have any disease. There are two types of vaccines to protect against the effects of infections caused by pneumococcal bacteria. Conjugated pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) is administered free of charge in health institutions, while polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (PPSV23) is administered to the relevant risk groups in exchange for a prescription. “A single dose of PCV13 first, PPSV23 after at least one year and PPSV23 repeat after 5 years” by EKMUD (Turkish Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialty Association). It is recommended that the third repeat of PPSV23 be performed at the age of 65 and later”. If they have an immunosuppressive disease, vaccination is recommended for these people at an earlier age. It is recommended to consult your doctor about this issue.

Flu Vaccine:

It can be prescribed once a year for individuals aged sixty-five and older if they document their stay in a nursing home or nursing home, or for those who are even younger and have chronic diseases. According to EKMUD, adults should get this vaccine every year (except for the first three months of pregnancy). It is recommended to consult your doctor about this issue.

Hepatitis Vaccinations:

According to EKMUD, hepatitis A and B vaccines are recommended for everyone who cannot show antibodies in blood tests. The Ministry of Health, on the other hand, does it free of charge to the risk groups it identifies.

The following vaccines are those that are not included in the vaccination program of the Ministry of Health and are recommended by EKMUD:

Zoster Vaccine:

It is recommended that the vaccine for the Herpes Zoster virus, which causes shingles, be given once by EKMUD from the age of 60.

Chickenpox Vaccine:

If the individual has not had this disease, EKMUD recommends that it be given as two doses one month throughout his adult age.

Meningococcal Vaccine:

According to EKMUD, if it was not given in childhood, a single dose of the vaccine can be given during adulthood.

Hemophilus Influenza b Vaccine:

According to EKMUD, if it was not given in childhood, it is recommended to be given as three doses one month throughout adulthood.

HPV Vaccine:

According to EKMUD, it is recommended to get three doses of the vaccine (0, 1-2, 6 months) until the age of 26.

While the vaccines administered within the framework of the National Vaccination Program of the Ministry of Health in Turkey are offered free of charge in accordance with the indications, the additional vaccines recommended by EKMUD should be covered by individuals. But if attention is paid to the fact that vaccines can be useful for the vaccinated person, as well as other unvaccinated individuals in society, it is extremely important that the vaccine is offered to everyone who is eligible.



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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