December's outbreak in Gothenburg also comes on the heels of another one during the spring that saw several people in Stockholm fall ill with the highly contagious virus.
Sofia Arkelsten is a member of parliament for the Moderate Party and tells Radio Sweden why she wants the vaccine program made mandatory for newborns.
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