The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children who want to attend school. The law will be for kids up to the age of 16. The Italian government claims this is a move to fight against “misinformation about vaccines.” This comes on the heels of a “measles outbreak.”
Paolo Gentiloni, the Italian Premier, says he will combat “anti-scientific theories” that he claims have contributed to lower vaccination rates across the country. Chickenpox, Rubella and measles are among the vaccines which will be made mandatory. Tetanus, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis B are among others.
This ban will extend to daycares and nurserys. Kids must be vaccine certified on an annual basis or they will be denied their rights to education.
A 2012 court case awarded a family damages for a vaccine injury (autism). The court later would overturn the case in what seemed an act to subvert the herd. But it hasn’t worked out as much as the government would have enjoyed. Bringing the case back to the public’s attention led to further questions and scrutiny over the matter. And that’s led to less and less parents vaccinating, setting off a string of events that have caused the government to create mandates, such as this new one.