Many of the school beginners are not vaccinated enough

Still too many school are not vaccinated children against measles. Also, the vaccinations against diphtheria, Tetanus, pertussis or polio have beginners at the School in the third year in a row decreased. Experts from the Robert Koch Institute, the Federal centre for health education and the Federal Ministry of health, to urge parents to have their children vaccinated.

According to a study by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in 2017, 93 percent of all first graders are adequately vaccinated against measles. A first vaccination, had received 97.1 percent of the children, a protection, but only if a second Time is to be vaccinated. In the case of the vaccination against diphtheria, Tetanus, whooping cough and polio, it wasn’t any better: The vaccination coverage in the School for three years.

Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn says: "Who vaccinates protect not only themselves, but also the community. 95 percent of the population need to be vaccinated against measles, so that this highly contagious and can be eradicated viral disease. That is our goal."

In 2018, there were a total of 543 measles disease, this year there are more than 300 cases. Lothar H. Wieler, President of the RKI, indicates that almost half of the Affected young adults. Therefore, the Standing Committee on vaccination recommends that all persons born in or after 1970 to have your Vaccination check.


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