KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Germany will make measles vaccination mandatory for children from March 2020.
Daily Mail reported German Health Minister Jens Spahn as saying that only vaccinated children will be allowed to enrol in kindergarten or school.
Immunisation will also reportedly be mandatory for staff working in day care centres, educational institutions, medical facilities and refugee shelters.
“We want to protect as many children as possible from a measles infection,” Spahn was quoted saying, who is aiming for at least 95 per cent coverage.
Daily Mail reported that violations would be fined up to €2,500 (RM11,556) under the bill that it said would pass easily through Germany’s lower house of parliament.
Germany reportedly recorded 543 measles cases last year and over 400 so far this year.