and as other families stories about vaccine damage have come to the forefront) people have started to make their own decisions about when- and if- to vaccine. Because of that, last Friday the government of Italy passed a new law requiring 12 vaccines for children attending school up to age 16.
At a news conference, Premier Paolo Gentiloni explained that the new rules were aimed at combating what they see as “anti-scientific theories that have lowered Italy’s vaccination rates in recent years.”
The 12 vaccines, which include measles, rubella, chickenpox, tetanus, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis B are now mandatory beginning in September, for children attending Italian pre-schools through the second year of high school. Also, without proof of vaccination, children won’t be accepted into nursery or pre-schools (without the certification, parents will face hefty fines for noncompliance). The certification will be required every year.