Berlin (dpa) - For more control of measles diseases in Germany comes in the new year a compulsory vaccination in kindergartens and schools. The Bundestag passed a law by Minister of Health Jens Spahn, which is due to enter into force on 1 March 2020. Parents must then prove that they have been vaccinated before taking their children to day-care centers or schools. In case of violations, fines of up to 2500 euros are to be threatened. For children who are already in the day-care center or at school, until 31 July 2021 it must be proven that they have been vaccinated or had measles already. Spahn said: Measles protection is child protection.

Overview on measles vaccination


Recommendation of the committee with amendments