Disney to require vaccinations for passengers boarding its cruise ships

There are reports of a newly drafted agreement between Disney Cruise Line and the Centers for Disease Control that would require all passengers 5 and older to be fully vaccinated in order to sail….

Disney to require vaccinations for passengers boarding its cruise ships

There are reports of a newly drafted agreement between Disney Cruise Line and the Centers for Disease Control that would require all passengers 5 and older to be fully vaccinated in order to sail.

The new rule would require guests who are five years of age or older to receive one of the multiple vaccines recommended by the CDC in order to sail. The CDC recommends that all children require one or more doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before the age of five years.

The CDC recommends that all children who are five years of age or older be fully vaccinated before entering first grade.

Disney did not provide further details regarding the agreement.

Similar proposals to require every passenger to be fully vaccinated have been discussed with cruise lines such as Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian.

Amanda Russo, a spokeswoman for the Disney Cruise Line, told FoxNews.com, “Although we are not confirming details as this is a work in progress, Disney will continue to work closely with the CDC and other travel providers to provide consumers with the best possible travel experience.”

The new proposal comes after numerous deaths caused by measles last year.

According to the World Health Organization, worldwide measles cases dropped 56 percent last year. The organization found that most deaths caused by measles were occurring in developing countries.

Currently, more than 2,200 cases of measles have been reported globally this year, while just 75 were reported worldwide in 2016.

The warning has prompted Disney to also consider removing cruise ship-goers who have not traveled to areas plagued by measles outbreaks in previous years.

In recent years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recorded numerous measles cases on cruise ships sailing from the United States.

Chrissy Gaetke contributed to this report.

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