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Germany will now fine parents who don’t vaccinate their kids for measles

Parents in Germany could face thousands of dollars in fines if they fail to vaccinate their children for the measles under a law passed Thursday. The law, which takes effect in March 2020, mandates that parents provide proof of immunizations for all children aged 6 and older, as well as children seeking to attend preschool. Parents could face up to $2,750 in fines if they don’t comply, The New York Times reported. The law comes as Germany has recorded more than 500 cases of measles this year, part of an upsurge of the disease that had once been largely eradicated in most developed parts of the world. An anti-vaccine moment has fueled various measle outbreaks, prompting some municipalities to take action. In an address to parliament ...