In Germany and Austria, there is no longer a single measles vaccine. It is in principal possible to import and use the single vaccine Measles Vaccine Live (producer: Serum Institute of India, importer in Switzerland: PaxVax Berna GmbH) which is approved in Switzerland. However, it has no approval in Germany or Austria, which means there is no compensation in case of vaccine damage.

The quality of this vaccine is checked in Switzerland by Swissmedic, but not by means of antibody controls in vaccinated people. Therefore, when using Measles Vaccine Live, I recommend an antibody control 2 – 3 months after the second vaccination.

I offer the single vaccine only on special request for children who are patients in my office.