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Italy approves law that parents must provide for children to be vaccinated

Italy approves law that parents must provide for children to be vaccinated

The Italian government has a law that parents must have their children vaccinated. The decision was taken after a mazelenepidemie broke out in the country.

Children up to six years of age must be vaccinated, reports Reuters Friday. If that does not happen, they should not go to primary school.

Under the vaccinations that are mandatory for the children are those against measles, mumps, chickenpox and meningitis. The total to twelve vaccinations. Up to now, that vaccination is only recommended by the Italian government.

The anti-vaccinatiebeweging in Italy the past year has grown considerably. Italy recorded this year, almost 2,400 cases of measles, compared to 840 in 2016, and 250 in 2015.

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