Italy Requires Children To Show Complete Immunization Records To Attend School

BBC News: Italy bans unvaccinated children from school
“Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated. … The new law came amid a surge in measles cases — but Italian officials say vaccination rates have improved since it was introduced. Under Italy’s so-called Lorenzin law — named after the former health minister who introduced it — children must receive a range of mandatory immunizations before attending school. They include vaccinations for chickenpox, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella…” (3/12).

Additional coverage of the new Italian law is available from Newsweek, New York Times, and The Telegraph.

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