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Government wants that bol.com books that are against vaccination advocate is going to fend off

The government wants that the internet shop bol.com stop with the prominent sale of non-scientific books which argue against vaccination of children.

The company, part of Ahold, Delhaize, should this controversial publications at least from the window pick up, says secretary of state Paul Blokhuis (public Health) in an interview with the AD .

When the word “vaccinations” is entered on the website bol.com come top of the search results books appear in which is pleaded for children not to be vaccinated.

The cabin is not here to speak about. “When you see how much we in the Netherlands do to the importance of vaccinating, all of them totally scientifically proven, to underline, then it works quite counterproductive if such a commercial provider books offers 180 degrees the other way.”

Bol.com: Not our job to determine what is good

The webshop says in a comment in the AD all the books to sell, unless “books according to the law should not be allowed to be sold”. According to bol.com his task is not to determine what is right and wrong. “We want to be with the publishers in conversation about the way they these books on our platform offering.”

The cabinet decided last year to have more information to give about vaccination. The RIVM was sounding the alarm because the vaccination rate has dropped in the Netherlands.

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Coverage runs back through the ‘antivaxxers’

At this moment the vaccination coverage in the Netherlands back in the direction of the 90 per cent, while measles, a vaccination rate of 95 percent is necessary to groepsimmuniteit to ensure. People can choose to have their children not be vaccinated, for example, from religious motives. There are, however, more and more parents that say “not to believe” in vaccination.

D66 announced last year with an initiative to come that day care centres of non-vaccinated children allowed to refuse. The party was in aid of a Kamermeerderheid count. The cabinet was still too early for such a law.

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