After the advance of the Brandenburg state Parliament has also said the Federal Minister for family Affairs, Franziska Giffey (SPD) for a mandatory vaccination against measles for children in day-care centres. Giffey said of the editors ‘ network Germany (RND, Saturday): “This is not a frivolous decision, but rather the result of careful consideration.” The aim is to protect children from a life-threatening disease.

“Soon to be a proposal”

“government Action is needed to compromise if the risk of other children in kindergartens, schools or other institutions to get a different grip on is,” added Giffey. The competent Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), has already held talks in the Grand coalition over such a step. He probably wants to make a proposal. SPD-health expert Karl Lauterbach appeared at the end of March confident “that we can soon submit a proposal”.

Legally forced to measles should not be to enforce vaccination easily. The scientific service of the Bundestag, had already noted two years ago on constitutional issues. The experts do not exclude the possibility of a mandatory vaccination for certain diseases to enforce, generally speaking. For kindergarten children, this could still work to some extent, in the case of School-children may be more difficult.

Beyond the legal issues, the vaccination is done in several steps, and then to take effect. Must be decided, among other things, about the vaccine and about whether or not there are triple or quadruple shots. Measles are highly contagious and can extend in rare cases, even fatal.

vaccination as a mandatory prerequisite for attending day-care centres

In Brandenburg, it should be according to the will of the country tags in the future, a measles vaccination for children in day-care centres. The Parliament decided on Thursday evening with a large majority a request from the red-red governing coalition and the CDU Opposition. In the application, the state government is requested to provide the framework for that to to a Federal regulatory solution to a vaccination as a mandatory prerequisite for attending day-care centres and day care. At the same time, the government should introduce an initiative in the Bundesrat.

When the would come, if it were in any case more than what had been decided by the Federal government in the last parliamentary term, to stricter rules. Since then, parents who want to send their children to day-care centres need to be able to, among other things, a mandatory vaccination advice prove.

Since the beginning of the year in NRW nearly 100 measles cases

In the case of the countries there is no uniform Position for or against vaccination. North Rhine-Westphalia is currently examining. Family Minister Joachim Stamp (FDP) said the “Rheinische Post” (Saturday): “I am in favour of a General vaccination – this also applies to kindergartens. How we implement it there, we will check.” The NRW health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU), said: “I am in favour of compulsory vaccination.” He assures Spahn explicitly its support for the examination. Since the beginning of the year were counted, according to the report in NRW nearly 100 measles cases.


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After a measles outbreak in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg’s CDU, calls for vaccination of all city employees who work with children. In addition, attendance at a day-care centre for children should be “properly proven to the vaccination status”, said the spokeswoman, Birgit Stöver, of the dpa. According to the Hamburg Senate, the Coverage is 93.5 percent. The “not sufficient to prevent infection completely, let alone the measles completely eradicate,” she said.

In lower Saxony rejects health Minister Carola Reimann (SPD), in spite of a rise in the number of measles a vaccination from the cases, for the time being. This step should only be discussed if it’ll be in the long term, to a deterioration of the current Situation, said the SPD politician of the dpa.

The Berlin health Senator Dilek Kolat sees no need of measles vaccination for children. “In principle, I have nothing against a mandatory vaccination, but we have to wait and see the draft law on the Federal level,” said the SPD politician. If the mandatory vaccination coming nationwide to Berlin. With the vaccination rates in the school entrance examination of Berlin was on “a good path”. About 97 of the children would have to get to the point, the first, almost 93 percent of both measles vaccinations. Berlin had several times to fight with larger outbreaks.

vaccination – a necessity?

The Hessian Minister of health, Kai Klose (Green) to provide a better education for higher vaccination rates. “From our point of view, a vaccination at the Moment is not proportionate and not necessary,” he said of the dpa. You simply had to raise the awareness of the population, but also professional groups in the health sector and the child care more for the topic.

The professional Association of child and youth doctors in Germany, a compulsory vaccination prior to recording calls in a community Agency. In Saxony-Anhalt, Doctors see the similar. At least when visiting day-care centres and schools have a vaccination book to be available, informed the chamber of Physicians on Saturday after a chamber meeting in Freyburg/Unstrut.

she / DPA