Italy Begins To Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italy Begins To Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italy Begins To Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian parents have been told to keep their kids home from school unless they are able to prove they have been properly vaccinated - or risk having to open up their wallet.

The action takes place after months of national debate over imposed vaccination.

Parents of older children could be fined up to $800 if they don't comply and children under six could be turned away from school, the BBC ha reported.

According to the BBC, Italy has fallen behind other countries in terms of vaccination rates.

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The deadline for parents to provide proof of vaccination was on Monday, according to news reports.

A 2017 law mandated children enrolled in Italian schools receive 10 different vaccines, the Times wrote, in "response to a worrisome decline in vaccinations nationwide and a measles outbreak that same year".

"Italy's measles vaccine coverage was par with Namibia, lower than Ghana", commented Roberto Burioni, a professor of microbiology and virology at San Raffaele University in Milan.

Nicknamed the "Lorenzin law" after the health minister who introduced it, the law allows schools to suspend vaccinated children younger than six years old until they get the shots.

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These include vaccinations for chickenpox, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella.

But up until Tuesday, a temporary measure meant students could remain in school as long as their parents said they were vaccinated.

"No vaccine, no school", Giulia Grillo, Italy's Minister of Health, told La Repubblica.

While immunization rates hovered around 80 per cent in 2017, when the law was passed, the Times added, the country now is nearing (and in some areas has already met) the World Health Organization target of 95 per cent.

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