Vaccines

Italy set for compulsory measles vaccinations

Italian lawmakers are expected to approve a mass compulsory vaccination program for children under 17 years.
Italian lawmakers are expected to approve a mass compulsory vaccination program for children under 17 years.

Italian lawmakers are expected to give their final nod to a mass compulsory vaccination program for children under the age of 17.

It’s part of a government response to a measles outbreak that has claimed three lives since the start of the year.

The new law makes it compulsory to vaccinate minors against 10 diseases, including measles, rubella, whooping cough, Hib, mumps and chickenpox.

Children with special medical conditions will be exempt.

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