The German healthcare industry is increasingly embracing a vaccine to prevent meningitis and its complications. In recent years, 16 deaths due to the disease have been reported in Germany, according to German media reports.
For many years now, after the CDC approved the C difficile vaccine on Jan. 1, 2011, it’s been mandatory for many doctors’ offices to offer C difficile vaccine to patients, but there has never been mandatory vaccination of meningitis. In Germany, many hospitals are beginning to prepare to integrate Mandatory COVID of meningitis; the “COVID” stands for Complete Antibody Dosage Entities.
In the U.S., the first mandatory vaccination of children required in-school vaccination due to meningitis was implemented in California in November 2014. California now has nearly 175,000 vaccines requiring vaccination — mostly the seasonal influenza vaccine, influenza vaccination for children with a heart condition, but the two most common are the vaccines designed to prevent the measles, mumps and rubella or “MMR” vaccine, and the meningitis vaccine. Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine required vaccine for school enrollment in 15 states and Washington, D.C. in 2017-2018. MMR vaccination is not required in many states.
The CDC has discouraged the use of compulsory vaccines, particularly when it comes to childhood vaccines.
To make the vaccine mandatory in Germany, the Ministry of Health of the Federal Republic of Germany had to negotiate the issue with the Ministry of Health for Germany, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. The goal was to use vaccines that would be “effective for every patient” — a phrase the Ministry for Health chose for COVID. In countries like the U.S., vaccines that cover an ever-growing number of diseases are always being developed.
Most new vaccines can only be used in a limited number of people — maybe 10 to 20 percent depending on the drug. After women’s health shots were mandated in schools in the U.S., the Society for Women’s Health Research advised members against it, saying vaccines can be safe — and that there would be a critical shortage of flu vaccines to make sure they could be used.
“Vaccines are not perfect — but they are better than the alternative. These problems are usually solved once a vaccine gets wide use, and countries can stop trying to limit the number of people who can be vaccinated,” the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Peter Hotez, PhD, who was co-leader of the task force of the vaccine policy group Autism Speaks, said in 2014.
There was an outbreak of meningitis in Germany in 2017, in which 16 cases were reported.
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