the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) has called for a measles vaccination in kindergartens and schools. “From my point of view it makes in respect of community facilities sense,” said Spahn on Tuesday on the sidelines of a CDU parliamentary group meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany.

in Addition, ideally, should be vaccinated “medical personnel” against measles. Legally, he think it is possible to have a vaccination in community facilities. It was an intervention in the freedom, but the awareness campaigns in the past few years have not borne fruit as expected. Still, the number of measles-and new cases too high.

He saw now not only one of social acceptance for the vaccination in kindergartens and schools, but also cross-party agreement, said Spahn. In community facilities, it is a matter of responsibility, not just for the child, but for all. Next week, the Grand coalition in Berlin will talk about a vaccination. “If you want, you can implement such a scheme quickly.” To him, it was “important that it is in the end a decision, which is also supported wide”.

measles is not only a hazard for children, but also for non-vaccinated adults, said Spahn. “I would like to have a provision that unvaccinated parents volunteer the same mitimpfen.”

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