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After Boy’s Diptheria Death, Child Vaccinations in Greece to be Mandatory

December 24, 2019

ATHENS – The death of an 8-year-old boy from diptheria – although he had been inoculated against the disease through eradicated 30 years earlier – and a growing social media movement against vaccinations has led Greece’s government to make injections required for children under four years old.

That is included in a Health Ministry bill being prepared, said the business newspaper Naftemporiki, after other diseases also believed to have been stamped out, including viruses, bacteria, measles and rubella are resurging because of people who don’t believe vaccinations work or think they are government conspiracies against them.

Under the measure, parents would get text messages informing them of precautionary exams and free checkups but it wasn’t said how the law requiring mandatory vaccinations would be enforced and with no immediate word of protests against it or legal action.

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