rome - Italy imposes a vaccination requirement of children and teenagers under the age of seventeen. The reason for this decision of the parliament on Friday is a measles epidemic that broke out early this year.
Until mid-July, 3672 people were infected with measles. Three of them died. If parents refuse to cooperate in vaccination of their crucifixes, they can receive a fine of 500 to 1000 euros and can not afford their children to shelter.
The compulsory vaccination is not only measles but also against reddish, chickenpox, goat and goat's cough. At present, 87 percent of Italians are vaccinated against the diseases. But according to the Health Minister, 95 percent is necessary to prevent spread.
Thousands of people have protested against compulsory vaccination because they fear side effects.