Andrea Nahles supports Spahns vaccination plans

Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to introduce a mandatory vaccination against measles. SPD Leader Andrea Nahles supports, according to a report by the “süddeutsche Zeitung”, the project.

“Well, that Minister Spahn to act quickly and the Federal government will soon adopt a law,” she said of the “SZ”. Already in mid-April, they had approved the projects of Spahn in principle. “The individual freedom has its limits where it endangers the health of many others,” said Nahles your intercession for a vaccination.

This should apply according to the draft law for kindergarten and school children as well as for educators, teachers and all the staff in the facilities. Unvaccinated children can be excluded, therefore, from the day-care centre. Parents are a child in School, not vaccinate, to threaten a fine of up to 2500 euros.

“I want to eradicate the measles,” said Spahn, the “picture on Sunday”. Actually, Germany had pursued in consultation with the world health organization (WHO), the goal of measles by 2015, to eradicate.

In the draft law it is said that the increase in the number of measles cases was the result of “progressive Here”. Parents would have to prove, according to the design with a vaccination certificate or a Vaccination certificate that your child has received the vaccination: “anyone Who can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons, you must also prove with a medical certificate.”

The law should enter into force in 2020

The Standing Committee on vaccination at the Robert Koch-Institute recommends that children within the first two years, twice against measles vaccination: for The first Time between the 11. and 14. Month, the second between the 15. 23.

In order to prevent the circulation of measles virus, vaccination coverage of more than 95 percent is required. These Rates will not be reached in Germany at the moment. Recently published data show that around seven per cent of school beginners are not protected in Germany against measles.

The draft law is to be decided, according to reports, before the summer break by the Cabinet, the Bundestag could agree by the end of the year. The law is then on 1. March enter into force in 2020.

What speaks against a vaccination

You can see the proposed measles vaccination for kindergarten and school children is also critical, explains Cornelia Betsch, a Professor of health communication at the University of Erfurt at the “Science Media Center”. You are not criticized, among other things, that the proposal reaches the unvaccinated adults. In addition, evidence shows that the introduction of a compulsory vaccination leads to impfkritische people omit others, continue to be voluntary vaccinations.

Betsch advocates to inform you even better about the Vaccination, as well as to strengthen the public health service, in order to achieve a higher vaccination Coverage.

Measles are extremely contagious. The viruses are transmitted when Talking, coughing or Sneezing, on tiny droplets in the air. The disease starts with flu-like symptoms and later a characteristic rash accompanied by skin. The infection weakens the immune system immensely, more infections are so common. A dreaded result of an inflammation of the brain, the measles encephalitis which can be fatal.