Unvaccinated kids keep cancer survivor out of school

Regional government intervenes, threatening penalties

(ANSA) - Rome, February 22 - The Lazio regional government has intervened after reports that an eight-year-old immunodepressed child in Rome cannot return to school since there are five pupils who have not been vaccinated in his a class, "two of whose mothers say they are against vaccinations".
    The boy cannot be vaccinated because he has undergone chemotherapy for leukemia.
    His parents have complained to the school, located in the San Giovanni area, because a reported 30% of the pupils in the school have not been vaccinated.
    The Lazio regional government has warned the school that it must ensure conditions for the child to have safe access to the facilities.