Compulsory immunizations for all children beginning with primary school may be necessary to prevent the resurgence of the disease , according to experts. Volunteer programs in countries such as the UK are not enough to eliminate outbreaks in the coming decades.
They said that vaccine rates have fallen because of fraudulent campaigns claiming vaccination is dangerous
But others ask if forced vaccination can help. 1
They used computer modeling to predict how many measles cases could occur, reported BMC Medicine journal.
It has been found that the number of cases in the UK may be double in the coming decades, leading researchers to call for forced Vaccinations that occur in Italy, where children need to be vaccinated to start primary school.
In England, the proportion of children who receive the same doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jabs through their fifth birthday has fallen in the last four years to 87.2%.
It is less than 95% that the World Health Organization has said that the level needed to protect a population from a disease.
The UK has been declared free of highly contagious measles for WHO's first time in 2017. But in 2018, it experienced mild outbreaks, and in March this year there was a dramatic rise in case in Greater Manchester.
Leading researcher Dr. Stefano Merler says that the UK and other countries are "strongly beneficial" from forced immunizations because it can help them reach the safety of animals.
Prof Adam Finn, of the University of Bristol, said that this is no proof.
"The mandatory vaccination is definitely a way to test and increase coverage but is far clear of how it works or if it works everywhere in many places.
" If the reasons vaccines do not come in the children are related to easy access, supply of vaccines or information clarity available to parents, and then making this forced do nothing to eliminate such barriers.
"If there is a widespread lack of security of authority or the motivation behind any of these requests, it may make things worse."
Earlier this year, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was willing to look at "all the options
Mr Hancock said he did not want to" reach the point "of the jabs, but" .
In March, the NHS England leader warned that "vaccination vaccines" have taken traction on social media.