Measles vaccination is compulsory! The need to know parents now

The Federal Cabinet has brought the law for a mandatory vaccination against measles on the way. As of March 2020, the parents must demonstrate, prior to the inclusion of their children in a nursery or school that they are vaccinated.

The vaccination also applies to childminders and staff in day-care centres, schools, medical and community facilities, such as refugee accommodation. In the case of violations, fines of up to 2500 euros. Unvaccinated children may not be included in day-care centres. Children and staff at the time of the entry into force of the law in March in a nursery, school or community Agency, must have the vaccination no later than 31. July 2021 to demonstrate. Verified by the Vaccination card, the yellow child examination booklet, or by a medical certificate, stating that you had the measles already.

“We want to keep all the children from a measles infection,” said Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU). Therefore, you want to introduce the compulsory Vaccination. Background one of the world’s measles increase in diseases. In Germany were reported in the past year 543 cases. In the first months of this year, more than 400 cases.

According to the Cabinet of Ministers must now agree to the Bundestag. In the Federal Council, no consent is, according to the Ministry of health is necessary.

The Proof

Proven vaccination or immunity may be due to the Vaccination card or by a certificate from the doctor that you already had the measles once. Except for people who are not able to present a medical proof that a vaccination is due to health reasons and people born before 1970 because they have suffered with high probability, the measles already. The syringe should there be in the future, every doctor, except the dentist.

Responsible for Monitoring and fines, the local health offices. Day-care centres, schools and other institutions must Impfsäumige report to you.

According to the Federal Ministry of health, the vaccination not only to protect the Individual against measles, but also to the so-called community protection so as to prevent the further spread of the disease in the population. At least 95 percent of the population immunity is required. Germany have not achieved yet.

Not gaps only in children

For infectious diseases, the competent Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) pointed out that in 2017, only around 93 per cent of school beginners in Germany were adequately protected against measles, so the recommended two vaccinations had to get. Gaps there is not but only in children. Almost half of the Patients, according to RKI young adults.

Measles are considered to be so-called children’s disease – but are anything other than harmless.

The most important information about the course and vaccination-an Overview:

– Contagion: measles, according to the Foundation for children’s health one of the most contagious infectious diseases. Who has the measles, is infectious to other people without Vaccination or immunity most likely, from a few meters distance. Unprotected adults get the measles as well as children the term “children’s disease” is misleading.

History: we will start without the typical skin rash, but rather with a cold and irritating cough, malaise, swollen eyes and neck pain as well as elevated temperature. Two to three days later, white spots on the oral mucosa show gray skin. A few days later, the rash comes only with small and light red dots, which run together to form larger spots. Often, a high fever is possible.

Complications: In children with measles often go with the lungs and the middle ear accompanied by inflammation. Especially dangerous complications of measles encephalitis, which can lead to permanent brain damage or even death, and the extremely rare subacute sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE) are. The SSPE is often only years after the measles, and always leads to death. A cure there is not.

New cases of measles cases to rise dramatically and again heated discussions about vaccination

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