VAC­CINES MADE MANDA­TORY FOR SCHOOL­CHILD­REN

Windsor Star - - WORLD -

The Ital­ian gov­ern­ment has made 12 vac­cines manda­tory for chil­dren at­tend­ing schools up to age 16 to com­bat what it char­ac­ter­izes as mis­in­for­ma­tion.

Premier Paolo Gen­tiloni said the new rules aimed to com­bat “anti-sci­en­tific the­o­ries” that have low­ered vac­ci­na­tion rates.

The gov­ern­ment ap­proved mak­ing 12 vac­cines manda­tory for chil­dren en­ter­ing school. Health Min­is­ter Beatrice Loren­zin said chil­dren will not be ac­cepted into nurs­ery or preschools with­out proof of vac­ci­na­tions, while par­ents of school-age chil­dren will face hefty fines for non-com­pli­ance.

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