Kleinmachnow / Bad Belzig - At three schools and daycare center in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, children have now been temporarily excluded from visiting the facilities because they are not vaccinated against chickenpox. The primary school "Geschwister Scholl" in Bad Belzig is now also affected.
Previously, exclusions had already occurred at the Waldorf school and the Evangelical primary school in Kleinmachnow and in day-care center in Stahnsdorf. The children's vaccination protection had been checked in all four facilities because chickenpox had developed there.
66 students of the Waldorf School Kleinmachnow were excluded from classes until March 30th. Ten students from the Evangelical Primary School, 64 from the “Geschwister Scholl” primary school and 12 children from the day care center in Stahnsdorf are not allowed to visit the facilities until April 7th.
“The measures are not harassment. They serve to protect pupils and teachers, ”the Ministry of Health defended the procedure after the first case became known at the Waldorf School in Kleinmachnow. Cases like this don't happen often. But: "If it occurs, we have to do something."
Deutsches Ärzteblatt print
The Robert Koch Institute was closed in 2019 Brandenburg has so far reported around 100 chickenpox cases. The facility recommends that the health authorities: children and adults who are not vaccinated and have not had the disease should be excluded from visiting public facilities for 16 days. According to the information, the Standing Vaccination Commission has recommended vaccination since 2004.