Germany passes law mandating measles vaccination for children

by Adam Ford · Nov 15th, 2019 9:57 am
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Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Germany’s parliament voted Thursday to pass the Measles Protection Act, which makes measles vaccinations mandatory for children.

Parents will be required to provide proof that their child has received two measles vaccinations before they are enrolled in school. Those who fail or refuse to immunize their kids will be fined €2,500 ($2,750).

Daycare centers that admit unvaccinated children will also be penalized, and schools will be allowed to exclude kids who are not vaccinated.