Italy makes 12 vaccinations compulsory for children
Personally I think this a very good idea and something we should be doing in the UK. But I expect replies from the "my children I decide what to do about their vaccinations etc"
It would definitely not meet universal approval, there are still people vehemently against the MMR vaccine despite the fact that Andrew Wakefield has been struck off and his research found to be fraudulent.
There is a great deal to be said for a policy that protects the maximum number of children against the maximum number of diseases. Compulsion would not have been considered necessary, had not the number of measles cases in Italy for the first four months of 2017 exceeded the total for the whole of 2016.
Parents were listening to rumours and quackery, instead of scientific facts.
In the UK, there were fives times as many ceases of measles in 2016 as there were in 2015. Apart from Italy, there has been a serious outbreak in Romania.
The BMA has reported on the subject of compulsory vaccination in the UK, and it is not in favour of it. The report said: "The doctor-patient relationship is based on trust, choice and openness and we think introducing compulsory vaccination may be harmful to this."