Almost all Italian regions accept government’s mandatory vaccination regulation

by Roberta Lunghini - 2017.07.06

Though registering some doubts, all but one of the Italian regions accepted the government’s new law regarding an obligatory vaccination schedule. With the exception of the Veneto region, who repeated its resounding “No” to the government regulation, the regions unanimously shared suggestions for improving the new law. Two proposals regarded the timely development of an instrument for government monitoring of the adherence to the immunization schedule and initiatives to enforce the obligatory vaccination of healthcare operators who work with minors. Lastly, there were serious concerns expressed about the structural/personnel limitations for implementing such a widespread program and the lack of clear indications of how new operators would be hired: to assist with the increased workload that this new preventive program would entail.

Published in Health in numbers.
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