Medical teams are set to start on-site vaccination in primary and secondary schools on Friday, after a measles outbreak was declared on the entire territory of Macedonia.

Education Minister Arber Ademi said Thursday that it is necessary to take measures in order not to compromise public health because the situation with measles becomes alarming. Ademi expects on-site vaccination to deliver the expected results.

We are in constant communication with the Minister of Health and it is really an alarming situation. So we are in the phase of finding a better legal solution in the Law on Primary Education, where, when enrolling in primary schools, a document should be submitted that the vaccines have been received. But, of course, each of our decisions should be in line with the constitutional provisions where primary education is mandatory and with the value that it should be kept in order not to compromise the public health of anybody, said Ademi.