๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Immunization against measles (die Masern)

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination
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โ€ข Everyone should have it

Since a few years, there is in Germany a requirement that all workers in the health sector should be immunized against measles (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช die Masern – plural). Of course, it is not enough that you “swear” that you have an immunization against measles (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช die Masern).๐Ÿคฃ

There are no exceptions. Even if you are a Facebook friend of the German chancellor Olaf Scholz, you may not work without it! Therefore, this document is one of the documents doctors need before starting a job (all docuemnts here) or a medical training (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช die Hospitation).

โ€ข Types of proof of the immunization against measles (die Masern)

You simply need an immunization certificate/passport/card (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช der Impfass). In it, it is mentioned if you got a vaccine against it. This is enough to prove that you have an immunization against measles (die Masern). Nonetheless, some countries of the world do not have such a thing. Moreover, in many cases, foreign doctors coming to Germany do not bring the immunization certificate with them. Even if they did, the question is if it would be recognized; even after translation (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช die รœbersetzung) and authentication (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช die Beglaubigung).

โ€ข Easy and cheap alternative to prove the immunization against measles

Do not be afraid. There is an easy alternative. In a small blood examination can a family doctor in Germany (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช der Hausarzt) prove that you have antibodies against meales. You need to do this blood test once in life because the immunity is lifelong. In some cases, the medical office (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช der Betriebsarzt) in the hospital where you will have your first working position in Germany can do this test for you for free. Going to the ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Betriebsarzt is a thing one does in each hospital he starts working in.

If you do not have a health insurance that covers doctors visits, you can simply call the labs in your city and ask if you can directly come to them and do the test. The test will be cheaper in this case.

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