VACCINES MADE MANDATORY FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN
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.