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Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory

On Thursday, the German parliament — the Bundestag — passed a law to make immunization mandatory.

The "Measles Protection Act" stipulates that as of March 2020 children and staff in kindergartens and schools, medical facilities, and community facilities must be vaccinated.

As the measles vaccination in Germany is only available as a triple — and sometimes quadruple — shot, the mandatory measles vaccination will also indirectly make immunization against measles, mumps and rubella, and in some cases chicken pox obligatory.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU): The 'Measles Protection Act' is 'child protection'

German Health Minister Jens Spahn defended the new law, however, saying that the new bill is a "child protection law" and a question of "individual responsibility."

Source: www.dw.com
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