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France will make more vaccines mandatory by 2018 — while measles cases make alarming comeback in US

  • French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced on Tuesday that starting in 2018, vaccines for 11 diseases will be mandatory for French children, Newsweek reported on Wednesday.
  • Vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis are already mandated in France, and starting in 2018, French parents will be required by law to ensure that their children are vaccinated against polio, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis B, among other diseases.
  • “Children are still dying of measles,” Philippe told French Parliament on Tuesday, according to Newsweek. “In the homeland of Pasteur, that is not admissible.” Read more (7/6/17)

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