Title

Europe Should Consider Mandatory Measles Immunization for School Entry

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1093/jpids/piw003

Publication Date

2-23-2016

Abstract

Allowable exemptions from mandatory school-entry vaccination policies need to be carefully considered, especially in high-income countries where few parents consider measles to be a significant risk to their children. Although more research is needed to measure the direct impact of school-based entry laws on measles incidence rates, the current evidence shows that from a public health policy perspective, mandatory vaccination requirements for school entry can be one of the most effective tools for ensuring that vaccine coverage rates reach the level necessary to prevent widespread epidemics.

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2016, Oxford University Press.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piw003

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