Germany considers fines for parents of children who aren't vaccinated for measles

Henrietta Strickland
May 8, 2019

Parents in Germany who choose not to vaccinate their children against measles could face a hefty €2,500 fine, according to draft legislation drawn up by the country's Health Minister Jens Spahn. Who could not be vaccinated for medical reasons, had to prove this with a medical certificate. Who'll care now, should the proof up to the 31. However, Spahn is holding a vaccination is essential. Even in 2016, the measles were considered in the U.S. as wiped out. "Whoever does not get their child vaccinated, faces up to €2,500 in fines". "The pay health insurance", the Minister said to the newspaper. "It's about to make the most of every visit to the doctor to check the vaccination status and to vaccinate", said Spahn. Also, the public health service should play a stronger role.

Measles - an extremely contagious virus which is transmitted through coughing and sneezing, and results in runny nose, throat infection, fever and red rashes - can be prevented with the MMR vaccine, which also protects against mumps (a viral infection affecting the salivary glands) and rubella (a viral infection causing a distinctive red rash). "It can work in some countries, but other forms of organisation of vaccination appear to be equally effective". He could offer to schools and day care centers vaccinations.

The Federal government hopes, in the fight against measles Coverage of at least 95 percent. In spite of a vaccination rate of around 90 percent by 2015 in Berlin, diseased according to the Robert Koch-Institute 1.234 people to the measles. "I want to eradicate the measles", said Spahn, the "BamS". It would also be mandatory for employees of hospitals and private medical practices to get measles vaccinations. This quota was not reached in spite of many campaigns in the past. Proven the risks of vaccination are admittedly much lower than the risks of a disease. "Incidentally, The very rare vaccine damage is to be legally compensated". The bill is now being voted on in the government. He assumes that the Bundestag will decide this year about it.

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