Measles in Germany: What you need to know currently

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Since then, schools and day-care centres in lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and several other German States intensified measles cases have become known, the debate around the issue of compulsory vaccination in Germany, for the umpteenth Time travel. He supported mandatory measles vaccinations in schools and day-care centres, was the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), the last to know. In his Ministry, the first talks are on-going. Accordingly, it is also about the consequences for parents that don’t vaccinate their children and their school attendance to prevent.

Federal Minister of family Affairs Franziska Giffey (SPD) supports Spahn. It is not only the responsibility of each Individual for himself and his children, but also for others, so Giffey. “The state needs to act when the risk to endanger in kindergartens, schools and other institutions, fellow human beings, is not different get a handle on.”

Montgomery: “vaccination is absolutely useful”

Clear edge also Frank Ulrich Montgomery. “A compulsory vaccination in Germany from a medical-scientific point of view, makes absolute sense,” said the President of the Federal chamber of physicians in a recent Interview. The back cover gets Montgomery from the professional Association of child and youth doctors (BVKJ). “Children have a right to be immunized against potentially deadly diseases,” says BVKJ President Thomas Fischbach. And even goes a step further. Because Fischbach also calls for mandatory vaccination for rubella, diphtheria, Tetanus, polio, whooping cough, Mumps and chicken pox.

2. April: measles in Weimar – the city warns cinema-goers

According to the measles disease, of an adult in the Thuringian town of Weimar, the health Department of the city has advised the visitors of a cinema and the University library to review urgently their vaccination status. People, the on 24. March visited at 16.45 the idea in the light house cinema, could have had with the Diseased contact. The same of the University library applies to visitors, on the morning of the 27. March in the building have stopped, it says in a statement.

1. April: inlet controls at the Gymnasium in Bad Segeberg

In the on Friday evacuated the Gymnasium in Bad Segeberg was taken on the Monday of the lesson. To prevent additional measles cases, organized management of the school and the County health Department inlet controls. As the NDR is reported to have had to students and staff submit their Impfausweise. Accordingly, 14 students and 12 teachers were sent home because they had forgotten the card, or not a sufficient measles Vaccination were able to demonstrate. An additional 151 students were not appeared in the school. Also in the case of the baccalaureate exams, which begin in Schleswig-Holstein on Tuesday, should be checked the Impfausweise. According to school graduates have lack of Vaccinations at 8. May, the Chance, the writing assessment Exam. At the Theodor-Storm-school, which had been closed on Friday due to a measles case, wants to control the Board of health, the immunisation records of students and staff starting on Tuesday.

31. March: 77 percent want a mandatory vaccination for measles

In one of the “picture on Sunday” – commissioned Emnid polls show that more than three-quarters of the respondents for a measles vaccination. 77 per cent were in favour of them – only one in five of the 506 respondents disagreed.

29. March: authority includes Gymnasium in Bad Segeberg

Because of a measles case in the Bad Segeberger dahlmann school, the health Department of the County town in Schleswig-Holstein has evacuated the high school and provisionally closed. As the school announced on the Website of the gymnasium, up to 3. April only students who can provide proof of adequate measles Vaccination. The “lübeck news” reports of another measles case. Therefore, to have also infected at the Theodor-Storm-primary school a child. The establishment had also been provisionally closed.

29. March: 150 children without chickenpox Vaccination

Due to lack of immunization, three schools have excluded in the district Potsdam-mark, a total of more than 150 pupils from lessons. Twelve tots daycare in Stahnsdorf need to 7 to to. April to stay home. The parents of the children were able to a case of wind, no equivalent vaccination smallpox documents. The Constant Impfkomission recommends since 2004, a vaccination against the highly contagious infectious disease. The Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) have been smallpox 2019 alone from Brandenburg, so far, about 100 wind cases have been reported.

27. March: Baden-Württemberg, reports three Times as many measles cases as of 2018

Also in Baden-Württemberg the authorities to register the numbers in the first quarter of the year, rising Measles. As the country health Department reports that have been sent to more than 30 diseases. In the same period of 2018, there were only ten cases. Have been reported the current disease from the Palatinate, Rastatt, Germany and the Ortenaukreis.

26. March: the Excluded student may re-attend classes

The 80 provisionally suspended students of the Oskar-Schindler-comprehensive school, Hildesheim, Germany must again attend classes. Because you have to be aware of two measles no sufficient protection cases, were able to prove, were not allowed to enter your school for a time. One of the excluded girl is ill, according to information from NDR1 meanwhile on measles.

At two other schools in Hildesheim, a total of nine students are allowed only at the 1. April back to class. They, too, were not vaccinated against measles.

25. March: Eleven measles cases in Saxony, and the trend is rising

After the number of measles cases had decreased in Saxony the last to rise since the beginning of the year, apparently. According to the Ministry of health in Dresden so far, eleven cases have been confirmed – three more than in the previous year. Other suspected cases are in the test, a spokesperson to the Central German broadcasting.

21. March: Six primary school students in Hanover, have to stay at home for two weeks

In Hanover, six students of a primary school in the district of Döhren are going to have a lot of free time. Due to the lack of measles immunization, they were excluded for 14 days from the lessons. After a measles case, the immunisation records of all students were controlled in the Region.