In Italy came into force a law according to which unvaccinated children under 6 years old are not allowed to attend kindergartens and schools, and parents of children from 6 to 16 years in the absence of vaccination will be fined, reports the BBC.
Under the new rules, children under the age of 6 years will be excluded from daycare without proof of vaccination.
Children aged 6 to 16 years may not be allowed to attend school, but their parents will get fines if they fail to complete a required course of vaccination. The amount of the fine will amount to 500 euros.
Under the so-called “law of Lorenzini” – the name of former health Minister who introduced it – children should receive a series of mandatory immunization before attending school. They include vaccination against chickenpox, polio, measles, mumps and rubella.
As noted, the new law adopted in connection with rising cases of measles, and officials emphasize that since the development of the law, the number of vaccinated children began to grow.
The Agency added, the law was adopted in order to increase the level of vaccination in Italy from 80% to 95%, according to the recommendations of the world health organization.