Measles vaccinations will be made compulsory for all children in Germany from March next year.
On Wednesday (local time), the Angela Merkel led Government decided that vaccinations must be mandatory for children attending German schools and kindergartens, reports Deutsche Welle.
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As schooling is compulsory in Germany and homeschooling is not allowed, all children will be required to be vaccinated.
Under the proposed legislation, all children, as well as employees at the education institutions, must prove they are vaccinated.
It comes as New Zealand sees a resurgence of the disease with outbreaks in Canterbury, Auckland and Hamilton.
In March, Health Minister Dr David Clark said the Government had no plans to stop unvaccinated children from attending school.