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Many school beginners without adequate measles protection

Seven percent of school beginners in Germany, according to a new study, no adequate measles protection. Often, the second vaccination is missing. Minister of health, Spahn insists on a compulsory vaccination.

In Germany, seven per cent of school beginners no adequate measles protection. The Newspapers of the Funke media group to report vaccination rates, citing the new statistics from the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI). The Numbers of the Institute refer to the year 2017.

So have to get a total of 97.1 percent of the school-beginners, the first vaccination. In the case of the second measles vaccination, in contrast, there are large regional differences. In children, only 93 percent, according to the new data of the RKI twice vaccinated against measles.

vaccination Coverage levels of 95 per cent, not

is therefore not achieved still, it said. Some of the worst odds for the second measles vaccination of children entering School, there is consequently in the state of Baden-Württemberg (89.1 percent) and Saarland (90.5 percent).

in Only two States, the rate is above the target of 95 percent: of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, with 95.5 percent. Overall, the data of the school were evaluated in entrance examinations of around 650,000 children.

Spahn insists on mandatory vaccination

"The vaccination rates for children entering School are good, but not good enough," said Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn, the spark-media. "It is only when more than 95 percent against measles are vaccinated, we can eradicate this dangerous infectious disease." Therefore, this vaccine should be mandatory.

Want to introduce a mandatory vaccination against measles: the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn.

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pediatricians have the problems with the vaccines. "In Germany, no single vaccine against measles is currently available," said Thomas Fischbach, President of the Federal Association of child and youth doctors, the spark of Newspapers. The measles vaccine is only as Triple or quadruple vaccine available, along with the vaccines for Mumps, rubella, and against chickenpox.

"It would not make sense in the Wake of a measles-vaccination, again, to just return to vaccines," said Fischbach. "It would be better to make the triple vaccination against measles, Mumps and rubella."

in view of the increase of measles cases in a number of Western States, a debate about vaccination compulsory. Measles can lead to severe diarrhea, eye Damage as well as lung and brain inflammation of the skin and be fatal. In the industrial Nations the spread of the measles goes back mainly to an increasing Impfskepsis.

More measles outbreaks in 2018

The world health organization and the UN children's Fund, UNICEF proposed recently, because of the spread of the measles alert. In the first quarter of 2018, WHO registered a dramatic rise in infections: Worldwide, have been reported, therefore, more than 112.000 cases, four times as much as in the prior-year period.

In the past year was an increase in the number of reported infections according to the WHO, compared to 2017 by 50 percent. Worldwide 136,000 people died of the measles. According to Unicef, 2018 in 98 countries were registered more measles cases than 2017.

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