Measles: Germans whose children are not vaccinated should pay 2.500 eur

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GERMANY (VOP TODAY NEWS) — German parents whose children are not vaccinated against measles could be fined up to 2,500 euros, said the newspaper Bild am Sonntag. This bill has been proposed by the German Minister of Health.

The German Health Minister has drafted a law to punish the parents of unvaccinated children against measles, a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease, whose cases of contagiousness have increased in recent years in Europe, the United States and the United States. United States and Canada.

Asked by the German weekly Bild am Sonntag, Minister Jens Spahn said parents whose children will not be vaccinated by March 2020 could be fined up to 2,500 euros.

Mr.Spahn pointed out that parents will have to present their child’s vaccination record at childcare or school. According to this bill, access to the day care center will be prohibited for children without a vaccination certificate to protect children who are too young and those who are unable to be vaccinated against measles for medical reasons.

Although the rate of the German population vaccinated against measles is 93%, the Minister announced his intention to “eradicate” the disease by increasing the index to 95%. Experts say the 95% vaccination of the population protects against the spread of measles, the Daily Mail reported.

In Germany , 203 cases of measles were reported in the first 10 weeks of 2019, more than twice as many as in the same period of 2018. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently alerted this disease in the world.

According to Unicef, 10 countries, including Brazil, Ukraine and France, account for nearly 75% of the total increase in cases last year. In total, the organization recorded 82,596 cases of measles in 2018, 72 of which resulted in death.

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