Only with measles vaccination in school or kindergarten

Children attending kindergarten or school in Germany must be vaccinated against measles. This results from the Measles Protection Act, which came into force in 2020. The vaccination requirement also applies to teachers, educators, medical personnel or daycare workers born after 1970. Refugees living in collective accommodation must also provide proof of measles vaccination after four weeks, the Federal Ministry of…

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Abortion in Germany

In Germany, abortion is punishable for all parties involved under Section 218 of the Criminal Code (StGB). However, there are the following exemptions from punishment: The women concerned attend counselling at a recognised counselling centre. Another exception applies if there is medical evidence (indication) of a strong danger to physical or mental health. Another important reason is if the pregnancy…

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Obligation to wear masks in public transport and medical practices extended

In Baden-Württemberg, masks must continue to be worn in doctors’ offices and on public transport (ÖPNV) until September 19. This was announced by the state government. Children under the age of seven do not have to wear a mask. The mask requirement also does not apply to people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. They must prove this…

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Stiko recommends fourth vaccination from age 60

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has updated its vaccination recommendation against corona. It now advises people aged 60 and older to receive a fourth vaccination – after two basic vaccinations and a booster or after two basic vaccinations and an illness from Corona. However, it should have been at least six months since the last vaccination or a Corona…

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Heatwave

In the coming week, temperatures in Baden-Württemberg are expected to rise well above 30 degrees again. For this reason, in a press release dated July 13, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Health warns of possible health risks. Symptoms of heat exhaustion such as dizziness, headaches, exhaustion, nausea, and vomiting should be taken seriously by people. Children or people with disabilities should…

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Masks are still mandatory in public transport and at the doctor’s

According to the state government, masks must continue to be worn in local public transport (ÖPNV) and in any medical practices in Baden-Württemberg until Monday, August 22, 2022. It should be notice that the mask requirement does not apply either to children or to people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. They must prove this with a medical…

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Not all schools have “Heat Free”

The sun is blazing in the sky. The temperature is rising. Classrooms are getting hotter, and the air is stuffy. Former generations of schoolchildren in Baden-Württemberg could rely on the fact that there would be “Hitzefrei” which means sending students home to escape the heat, but the situation is different now. As early as 2019, the Ministry of Education declared…

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Free rapid coronavirus testing in Ammerbuch

In addition to Tübingen, the German Red Cross offers free rapid tests in Ammerbuch. The test center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Rollengasse 10 in Entringen. Test appointments must be booked online through the website www.schnelltest.drk-ammerbuch.de. For further information please visit…

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Statistics: Syrians make up the majority of foreign doctors in Germany

“The medical profession in Germany is becoming more colourful”. According to the current statistics of the German Medical Association, there are currently more than 57,000 foreign doctors working in Germany. In other words, more than 10 percent of the 548,302 doctors in Germany come from abroad. For the third year in a row, Syrian doctors took first place in the…

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