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Infection Protection Message

The aim of infection control is to prevent communicable diseases in humans, to detect infections at an early stage and to prevent their further spread.

The Infection Protection Act (IfSG) obliges doctors and laboratories to report. A distinction is made between reports of pathogens by name and non-named reports of pathogen detections as well as reports of vaccine damage.

Named pathogens:

Physicians and laboratories for medical diagnostics are obliged to report abnormal findings to the local health authorities responsible for medical practices if the pathogens named in the law are diagnosed during an examination or sample. The required registration forms are provided by the respective state authorities.

Unnamed pathogen detections:

The pathogen detections mentioned in § 7 para. 3 IfSG are not to be reported directly to the Robert Koch Institute by name. The RKI provides special laboratory reporting forms for this purpose.

Vaccine damage:

The suspicion of damage to health that goes beyond the usual level of a vaccination reaction must be reported. The report is made by the doctor to the locally responsible health authority.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the health authority.

What are the fees?

Fee: free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)