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Measles Vaccination

Help prevent the spread of measles!

Due to a number of measles cases recently at UZH, the Travel Clinic of the University of Zurich advises all UZH members (students and staff) who do not have evidence of immunity to have the measles vaccination.

Measles-Vaccination for staff and students of the UZH

  • The vaccination is free of charge and voluntary
  • No pre-registration is necessary
  • Bring your vaccination booklet (if available) and your UZH-Card


At the Travel Clinic of the University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84

  • Monday, June 3, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 5, 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, June 12, 10:00 -1 1:00 am


You can also be vaccinated by your GP

(at your expense / health insurance)

Further information

Why vaccinate against measles?

The measles virus is five to six times more contagious than a seasonal flu virus. Cases of the disease are reported regularly. Conditions at universities – where large numbers of people assemble in a confined space – favor the transmission of viruses: A person who is infected and has not yet developed any symptoms can infect all the people present in the lecture hall who are not protected against the virus.

Contrary to popular belief, measles is not harmless when contracted by young adults. It can lead to complications such as pneumonia or meningitis.

Weiterführende Informationen

UZH measles vaccination

Measles Fact Sheet for UZH members (DE, EN, FR)

Who is advised to have the measles vaccination?

A booster is recommended to all those born after 1964 who have not been vaccinated twice and who have not had measles.

Vaccine composition

The MMR vaccination is a combined vaccine which also protects against mumps and rubella.