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News ID: 42124
Publish Date: 16:35 - 18 July 2019
TEHRAN, Jul 18 - The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools.

Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kidsTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved the plan Wednesday, noting the number of measles infections has risen significantly in recent years. Lawmakers in parliament, where Merkel's governing coalition holds a majority, are expected to approve the law.

In the phased-in program beginning in March, parents of school-aged children, starting at kindergarten, will have to provide proof of vaccination.

Non-compliance means children will be refused admittance to kindergarten and their parents possibly fined. Parents of older students will be fined up to 2,500 euros ($2,803).

The German news agency dpa reports that while 543 cases of measles were registered in Germany last year, there have been more than 400 cases this year already.

Source: AP

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