When it comes to vaccination coverage, Germany fails to meet the standards of the World Health Organization. Officials say anti-vaccination campaigns are making the problem even worse.
A New York county hit by a measles outbreak has declared a state of emergency and banned non-vaccinated minors from public places. Germany is also controversially debating compulsory vaccination. (27.03.2019)
With the threat of a measles outbreak hanging over Germany, the government is considering making the vaccination mandatory for children. While many parties back the move, the Green party remains skeptical. (25.03.2019)
Almost 20 million children worldwide missed their vaccinations in 2018, the report said. Misinformation led to many parents avoiding the vaccines as the "anti-vaxx" movement soured public perception.
Children in Germany will have to prove they've had a measles vaccination before they can attend kindergarten or go to school, under a new draft law. Parents who object to immunizing their kids face hefty fines.
A global study of 66 million young people shows a dramatic reduction in cancer-causing infections after vaccination against HPV. Experts say it’s a perfect example of the effectiveness of vaccination and herd immunity.
According to a survey on public attitudes, the French have the lowest levels of trust in vaccines, with 33% saying immunization is unsafe. The skepticism for vaccines is generally high in other developed countries too.
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