Germany Passes Law Mandating Measles Vaccine For All Children Attending School, Daycare

Associated Press: German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan
“Germany’s parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare must be vaccinated for measles. Lawmakers approved the government’s bill Thursday with a majority of 459 in favor, 89 against, and 105 abstentions…” (11/14).

New York Times: Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine
“…The law, which is to take effect from March next year, will require all children seeking to attend preschool to prove that they have been immunized or risk losing their placement. Children aged 6 and older, who are required by law to attend school, must also show proof of having received a vaccine…” (Eddy, 11/14).

Additional coverage of Germany’s new law is available from CNN, DW, The Guardian, and POLITICO.

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