Hit Me with Your Best Shot: Mandatory Vaccinations in Italy Become a Reality

Hit Me with Your Best Shot: Mandatory Vaccinations in Italy Become a Reality

By: Kathryn Bristor.

In response to a national measles outbreak, the Italian government has enacted a mandatory vaccinations law for school-aged children as a prerequisite to school enrollment, with hefty consequences for noncompliance.  While not everyone is in agreement about this law, the Italian people may not be able to afford to refuse vaccinations without putting their loved ones, and themselves, at risk.

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Mandatory Vaccination in In France

Mandatory Vaccination in In France

By: Kylie Cumback.

France, despite high rates of vaccine skepticism, has enacted legislation to make vaccines compulsory by 2018 in an attempt to curtail the spread of vaccine preventable diseases. Will this new law be effective in recapturing herd immunity?

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To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?: The Implications of the Anti-Vaccination Movement on the International Community

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?: The Implications of the Anti-Vaccination Movement on the International Community

By Rebecca Bradley.

In 2015, a large measles outbreak happened at Disneyland in California. This had sparked a national debate regarding mandatory vaccinations. Today's post looks into international laws regarding vaccinations and how the United States can have an impact on international vaccination laws.

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