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North Rhine-Westphalia wants to check the measles vaccination

According to Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia is endeavouring to find a vaccination against measles for children in kindergartens. “I am in favour of a General vaccination – this also applies to kindergartens,” said the North Rhine-Westphalian children’s and family Minister, Joachim Stamp (FDP) of the “Rheinische Post” of Saturday. North Rhine-Westphalia will examine how a vaccination in kindergartens can be implemented.

Also the NRW health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU) called for a compulsory vaccination. He assures the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) explicitly its support for a review of how this can be implemented, said Laumann of the sheet. North Rhine-Westphalia, the state with the most far the most measles cases in Germany. Until the middle of March, the Doctors were there, 92 Ill (read more here).

Measles are extremely contagious and potentially deadly. In addition to the acute disease may occur as a late consequence of inflammation of the brain. Still Miss a part of the population has no faith in the vaccines or neglected to Vaccinate for other reasons.

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 eleventh and 14., the second between the 15. 23. Month.

Brandenburg has decided to introduction of vaccination

The Federal government is currently reviewing the possibility of a legal obligation to be vaccinated against measles. According to the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) had been the very least the Federal Minister for family Affairs, Franziska Giffey (SPD) for a measles vaccination. “The health and the protection of the entire population of individual freedom limits,” said Giffey.

On Friday it became known that it will be in the state of Brandenburg, in the future, a measles vaccination for children in day-care centres. The Landtag Parliament had decided on Thursday night by a large majority a request from the red-red governing coalition and the CDU Opposition.

In the request, the red is called red state government to create the conditions to ensure that there is up to a possible Federal legal solution to a vaccination for the visit of day-care centres and day care as a mandatory requirement. At the same time, the government should introduce an initiative in the Bundesrat.