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Doctors President calls for mandatory vaccination for measles

Still will be a debate about a mandatory vaccination for measles, but that's not enough for doctors to President Montgomery. He calls to make vaccination against other diseases is mandatory.

children should be vaccinated from the point of view of physicians President Frank Ulrich Montgomery, not only against measles but also against other diseases is mandatory. Only in this way it is possible, diseases to eradicate, he said the editorial network in Germany.

"to limit A vaccination in individual diseases, is therefore problematic, because today, in General, multiple vaccines are used and preparations against certain diseases are no longer even available," he explained. All of the vaccinations recommended by the Standing Committee on vaccination for children should be mandatory.

physicians President, Montgomery considers it from a technical point of view, problematic to limit vaccination to individual diseases. (File photo)

school to ban unvaccinated children

The competent Commission of the Robert Koch Institute currently recommends, among other things, a Four-way vaccine against measles, Mumps, rubella, and chickenpox, as well as a Six-way vaccine against diphtheria, Tetanus, polio, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b and Hepatitis B. A single vaccine against measles according to the report, in Germany not available and would have to be imported.

Montgomery calls for practical strategies. So he proposes to prohibit the visit of community facilities such as nurseries or schools for children who were not vaccinated. "While the vaccination is in doubt, in conflict with the compulsory education", said the doctors President. But this Problem must solve the policy.

vaccines such as measles, are in Germany on a voluntary basis.

Federal government for mandatory vaccination for measles

The Federal government is preparing proposals for a mandatory vaccination, to submit to the Minister of health, Jens Spahn in may. He had voted in principle for mandatory measles vaccinations for children in daycare centers and schools. The SPD also supports the. Measles are highly contagious and can extend in rare cases, even fatal.

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