Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

It's official, government of German will fine of up to thousands of Euro for parents who don't vaccinate their kids


IllustrationIllustration - The increasingly widespread movement to reject the vaccine has forced some governments in various parts of the world to react by implementing strict rules. Germany for example plans to fine parents who refuse to give measles vaccines to children with huge amount of money.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn said in the draft law parents who refused vaccine for their kids could be fined up to thousands of Euro. This decision was taken following a report from the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) which called Germany as one of the countries with high measles cases throughout 2018-2019.

Some experts believe the rampant rejection of vaccines is currently due to the circulation of false information on the internet, especially on social media. Because of this information, parents choose not to vaccinate their children. "I want to eradicate measles in this country ... All children who attend to kindergartens or schools must have got measles vaccine" Jens was quoted as saying by CNN on Tuesday, May 7th 2019.

Eventhough measles itself is not a disease that can be underestimated. The World Health Organization (WHO) recorded that measles kills 100 thousand people every year due to dangerous complications of measles such as diarrhea, airway infections, and brain swelling. Germany itself from March 2018 to February 2019 has recorded about 651 cases of measles.

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