Exam and vaccination

If the day for vaccination coincides with an exam day, you have two options as a student:

  1. You give priority to your exam and choose another date to be vaccinated. Your vaccination invitation with personal code remains valid for 30 days. Within that period you can confirm or reschedule your appointment. So you can choose the new date yourself, taking into account your exam schedule.
  2. You choose to be vaccinated during the time slot given to you. You inform the examination office and the lecturer-in-charge of this as soon as possible, sending the vaccination invitation as proof, and ask to be allowed to participate in the catch-up exam. Please note: the date of the catch-up exam and the possible changed evaluation method are determined by the lecturer-in-charge and cannot be deviated from.

What if I feel sick after the vaccination and have an exam?

You may experience side effects after the vaccination. These side effects are usually mild and short-lived, which means that in principle they will not interfere with your exam schedule. If you do suffer from side effects which seriously hamper your exam preparations, you have the following options:

  1. Do you have an exam within three days after the vaccination and were you unable to prepare properly due to side effects? Please inform the examination office and the lecturer-in-charge in time (= at the latest on the day of the exam) of your vaccination and ask to participate in the catch-up exam. Please note: the date of the catch-up exam and the possible changed evaluation method are determined by the lecturer-in-charge and cannot be deviated from.
  2. If you have an exam later than three days after the vaccination but are really too sick to take the exam, you can ask to take the catch-up exam through the normal procedure on the basis of the necessary supporting documents. The vaccination certificate alone will not suffice in this case, a doctor's certificate is also required.