In Brandenburg have to leave children in day-care centres and in day care mandatory measles vaccination. The Landtag in Potsdam decided with a broad majority an application of the SPD Left and CDU. “The measles are still one of the most dangerous childhood diseases”, – stated in the application.

The arrangement is intended to apply to a Federal-wide regulations come into force. The state will also consider whether mandatory vaccinations are also available against other infectious diseases is necessary.

measles are highly contagious, especially children get them. The virus spread through the air. In addition to rash and fever the disease can have life – threatening lung and brain inflammation. Starting from the twelfth life month, a vaccination against measles is possible. Experts and health politicians regularly call upon a nationwide vaccination compulsory against the infectious disease.

Recently had to be in favour of, among others, Federal Minister of family Affairs Franziska Giffey (SPD), Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) and the SPD-health politician Karl Lauterbach. “The health and the protection of the entire population of the limits on individual freedom”, had Giffey said at the end of March.

vaccinations – why they are important to save immunizations of life

vaccinations are one of the biggest Successes in the history of medicine. Whole, sometimes fatal diseases such as smallpox could be eradicated. Vaccinations save lives each year worldwide, about six million people (Ehreth, 2003). The number of infectious diseases against which there are vaccinations, has been reduced dramatically (Bloom et al, 2005). Vaccinations are extremely effective, only the access to clean drinking water is a global yet effective (Andre et al, 2008) in the fight against widespread infections.


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