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Measles Protection Act

Where can I get information on the Measles Protection Act?

The Measles Protection Act has been in force since 1 March 2020, and the "Act on Protection against Measles and Strengthening Vaccine Prevention" is intended to provide better protection against measles, particularly for children. Information for parents and guardians, employees in community facilities and medical institutions, as well as for the management of institutions and health care professionals is published on www.masernschutz.de. The German Federal Ministry of Health, the Federal Centre for Health Education, the Robert Koch-Institut and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut jointly developed the content.

www.masernschutz.de (German only)

I have got some questions regarding vaccinations against the measles. Where can I find the answers?

The Measles Protection Act (Masernschutzgesetz) has been applicable since 1 March 2020. The aim of the "Act governing the protection from the measles and the reinforcement of infection prevention by vaccination" (Gesetz für den Schutz vor Masern und zur Stärkung der Impfprävention) is to provide a better protection from measles infections, especially for children. More detailed information on vaccinations against the measles have been elaborated jointly by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Federal Office for Health Information (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung, BzgA), the Robert Koch-Institut and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut. This information also contains answers with regards to the composition of vaccinations, the question of why a multiple component vaccine should be used, etc.

Updated: 25.06.2020