Germany adopts the hard line to get children vaccinated for measles

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German Health Minister Jens Spahn has drawn up draft legislation to oblige parents to get their children vaccinated against measles or else face fines and their exclusion from daycare.

Spahn’s initiative comes amid a highly charged debate in Germany about whether the measles vaccine should be obligatory, and as the number of cases of the once-eradicated disease in the United States hit the highest levels since 2000.

Spahn told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that anyone going to a kindergarten or school should be vaccinated against measles, setting out his plans which would oblige parents to show proof of vaccination.

He added that whoever does not get their child vaccinated, faces up to 2,500 euros in fines.

Via DW