Pediatrician Károly Illy is in favor of mandatory vaccination for children in childcare. He drew attention to this earlier this week, in response to the latest vaccination figures from the RIVM. At least 90 percent of babies will have had a vaccination against mumps, measles and rubella by January 2023 and 93 percent will have received a vaccination against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and polio. Compared to the year before, the figures seem slightly lower. Kinderopvang Totaal and RIVM report this.
The proportion of babies that received an MMR vaccination or DKTP vaccination according to the RIVM registration, 89.5 percent and 92.9 percent respectively. In January 2022, the proportion of babies receiving an MMR or DKTP vaccination was 92.6 percent and 94 percent, respectively.
According to Illy, there are now too many parents who see measles, mumps or rubella as an ordinary childhood disease that children have to go through. “But those people must realize that it is a serious disease,” said the pediatrician and chairman of the Dutch Pediatric Association. He therefore believes that children who have not had the vaccinations should be refused by childcare. The injections offer protection for the child itself, but also for other children at the shelter.
By: National Care Guide