The contagious viral infection can be stopped by vaccination
Legislation was introduced that required proof of 10 vaccinations for every child
This has since been relaxed, peaking concerns the immunisation rates will drop
Italy is relaxing its child vaccination laws, leaving scientific and medical communities worldwide baffled and appalled.
The populist Italian government made an amendment to a law which requires all parents to prove their child has had 10 obligatory vaccinations, including polio, measles, and chickenpox, among others.
Under the new law, parents will be able to offer verbal confirmation of the completed immunisations without being required to provide concrete evidence.