With the first week of official back to school beginning for many parents, the polarizing vaccine debate is back center-stage. But this year, the stakes are higher. Over the course of the past year, many countries around the world have taken harsh stances against those parents who seek vaccine choice rights. Egregious laws have been passed forcing both parent and school alike to comply or suffer financial consequences. The new vaccine landscape is more authoritarian than ever and it doesn't appear it will come up for air anytime soon. Here's a world roundup of vaccine noncompliance aggression.
Italy's parliament recently passed a law that forces parents to give their children 10 mandatory vaccines. This law effects kids up to 16 years of age. Any non-compliance results in $600 fine (or Euro equivalent).
RIOTS BREAK OUT IN ITALY