Com­pul­sory vac­ci­na­tions

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Par­ents in France will be legally obliged to vac­ci­nate their chil­dren from 2018. Cur­rently, only three child­hood vac­cines are mandatory, in­clud­ing those that pro­tect against diph­the­ria, tetanus and po­lio, but oth­ers, in­clud­ing those against hep­ati­tis and whoop­ing cough are only rec­om­mended. Prime Min­is­ter Édouard Philippe said all 11 vac­cines that are uni­ver­sally rec­om­mended by health au­thor­i­ties would be com­pul­sory, adding it was “un­ac­cept­able” that chil­dren were still dy­ing of measles. In the first two months of 2017, a to­tal of 79 cases of measles were re­ported in France.

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