May 28, 2017

Measles outbreak: German kindergartens ordered to report parents who refuse vaccination advice

German kindergartens must notify health authorities about parents who fail to prove they have been counselled on child vaccination, the Health Ministry says, ahead of a law set to be passed next week. The move comes amid a measles outbreak in Europe.

Parents not complying will face fines of up to €2,500 (US$2,800). The authorities can already fine parents who allow children to skip vaccination, which is mandatory for attending kindergartens. However, it was previously up to nurseries to decide whether to report such parents. Read more.


Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise - BBC
Germany moves to improve child vaccination rate - DW

Cabinet OKs compulsory vaccination for school entry - Ansa

Stockholm clinic to be investigated over vaccine advice to parents - Local
- Stockholm clinic probed for discouraging vaccination, says measles is good for child’s development - RT

Germany 'among worst in Europe' for vaccinating children - Local

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