Germany mulls fines to boost measles vaccination rates

Those disregarding the law, especially parents, could face fines of up to €2,500 and risk their children's exclusion from childcare institutions. This draft law would come into effect in Germany as of 1 March 2020. The SPD also supports mandatory measles vaccinations for children in daycare centers and schools.

German health minister Jens Spahn has drawn up a draft legislation which would also see children excluded from nursery and daycare facilities if they are not vaccinated against measles.

The Federal government hopes, in the fight against measles Coverage of at least 95 percent.

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But worries that a disease once thought under control could re-emerge as a major threat has experts calling for vaccinations to be stepped up. In order to eradicate the disease in Germany, would have to have at least 95 percent of two measles vaccinations. The vaccinations will in the future be the same for all Doctors, except dentists. Also, the public health service should play a stronger role, and can offer vaccinations at schools and daycare centers.

From the point of view of the EU Commission is a vaccination compulsory no panacea to curb measles and other infectious diseases. The CDU politician warned that, despite intense awareness campaigns, to date, the necessary vaccination quota has not been reached. Social Democrats called his announcement a "very good basis" for legislation. "It..." "It will not work without fines", he told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper. The virus spread through the air. Vaccination against measles is the twelfth month of life.

The health agency explained that the primary reason for the new outbreaks of measles in the US was due to anti-vaccine supporters, who were misinformed about the virus and the vaccinations required to prevent the disease. Measles are highly contagious and can extend in rare cases, even fatal. The show went out at the school entrance examinations in 2017, data collected by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) published in Berlin on Thursday. Schools have been closed.

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