excitement in the small machnower Waldorf school: With inlet controls have checked on Thursday morning at 7.30 am, six of the employees of the health Department in Potsdam-Mittelmark, the vaccination status of the students. The background is a chicken pox case was reported late last week, the authorities of the school Board. Controls students were the first to the eighth class. You could smallpox is not a complete wind-Vaccination, or a certificate to show that they had the disease already, they have been excluded until the end of the month from the operation of the school.
Against this approach have protested management of the school as well as parents. The school announced in a Letter to consider legal action. "This measure we believe to be totally covered," said Katrin Falbe, Director of the small machnower Waldorf school. The school exists since 1990, Dun directs the establishment for twelve years. Since then, there have been cases of chicken pox or measles. Controls such as on Thursday morning, there have never been.
Falbe asks whether the action of the authorities is proportionate. So far, the school informed in the case of contagious diseases immediately to the health office. In addition, the parents would be notified in writing by the Info throughout the school premises there are notices.
From the current arrangement of the immunization records control she had been completely surprised, said the head of the school. She had nothing left to grant the authorities access. Only on Wednesday afternoon, after a conversation with the authority, could you inform the parents about the action. "I appreciate that many of the children didn't come then." They regret that the result of such actions, especially the Waldorf schools in a particular light would be. "For us, it is not only opponents, but also many Impfbefürworter – just like at other schools, said Falbe.daily mirror people for Free order
Only on presentation of a certificate
family-father Johann Schilling rushed to the doctor on Thursday morning before going to work for the children, in order to get a certificate. The daughter he was sick. At noon, the health Department tried to call him, he says. The authority wanted to know whether the daughter was actually sick, or do not receive the full immunization records. Only upon presentation of a certificate you should visit the school again, the infringements would result in a misdemeanor.
"This is harassment," says shilling. He sees the approach of a political trial, the vaccine critics to intimidate. "With such checks, which can now take place at any time, I made it clear: If you want a smooth school day, your child will leave with a vaccination." Plated Schilling finds that the authority carry out such measures in the case of a chicken pox disease, "in the case of measles, Mumps or rubella, I could understand".
to be excluded, How many students from the classes that remained open in the first place. The evaluation of the immunisation records and medical certificates is ongoing, it said.
The health Department of the district, defended his actions and invoked the protection against infection act. The inlet controls were necessary to prevent the Spread of the highly infectious disease and the threat of hazards for the Individual to avert. So exist in the case of wind, the risk of smallpox to other complications, such as, for example, a bacterial infection of the skin, inflammation of the lungs, balance problems, and irritation of the brain to develop skins.
Robert-Koch-Institute recommends the exclusion of 16 days
A spokesman for the health Ministry in Potsdam said it was a "normal measure", which was recommended by the Robert-Koch-Institute and by the Federal law to be regulated. Instead of the local authorities, the scheduled ten-day exclusion would recommend the Robert-Koch Institute, up to 16 days.More about
chicken pox at Spandauer school, Unvaccinated children must stay at homeSigrid Florian ganzert
The chief physician of the clinic for paediatric and youth medicine at the Klinikum Niederlausitz, Hendrik Karpinski, has understanding for the action in the school. It is the task of the health authorities to prevent the spread of diseases. He expected that more and more daycare centers and schools require a vaccination book. Whether a child is vaccinated or not is an individual decision: "But it's always about the group," said Karpinski. Parents need to be aware that unvaccinated, sick children is also a contagion risk to others. Among opponents were in many cases incorrect information. "Because, it is said, for example, that by the Vaccination, the risk for autism increases. This is scientifically proven to be long ago,“ - said the chief doctor. (mak)