The Germany government has backed an introduced bill that mandate vaccinations for children in the country.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet approved the plan Wednesday, noting the number of measles infections has risen significantly in recent years. The German Parliament is expected to approve the legislation, which will require parents to provide proof of vaccinations starting at their kindergarten years.
Non-compliance means children will be refused admittance to kindergarten and their parents possibly fined. Parents of older students will be fined up to 2,500 euros ($2,803).