Immunization for au pairs. How to make sure that you have all the necessary shots.
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As an au pair, it is important to have all the necessary vaccinations, since you work with children and this increases your risk of getting an infection. This is why your medical certificate needs to confirm that you have all the necessary shots for your au pair work. Therefore, it is part of your au pair preparations to make sure your vaccinations are all up to date.
Your doctor can tell you if, with your current vaccinations, you have all the shots you need for your au pair job. Just show him your vaccination card and have him check it.
You can find out exactly what shots you will need from the embassy of the country you are traveling to. Be careful, though! Some vaccinations need to be renewed after a certain amount time so they will still be effective. Getting all the necessary shots for your au pair trip takes some time. Take this into account and plan ahead.
The following vaccinations are generally recommended for au pairs: diphtheria, tetanus, measles, rubella, mumps, whooping cough, hepatitis A + B and meningitis. In regions where ticks are commonly found it is recommended for au pairs to get the anti-tick shot (encephalitis immunization).