Germany may soon fine parents over $2,700 if they don’t vaccinate their children, Germany’s Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn told a regional newspaper over the weekend.
In an interview with German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Spahn said the country may fine parents 2,500 euros ($2,790) if they cannot prove their children have been vaccinated for measles, ABC News reported on Sunday. He also said the country is considering banning unvaccinated children from daycare facilities.
Sphan’s proposal has not yet been discussed by the country’s cabinet, but it comes as measles outbreaks emerge in areas around the world where the disease had previously been eradicated.
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