This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Make mandatory the vaccination of children.

The absence of vaccinations for young children is a serious threat to both the child in question and others around him or her. Not vaccinating poses a risk of serious infection and transmission of contagious diseases. Vaccinations do not have serious long term effects or any health risks.

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Mandatory vaccination laws are already being introduced in other European nations such as Italy. The introduction of such a law would save many lives. Vaccinations proposed to be compulsory would include, but not be limited to, those against tetanus, measles, and hepatitis B.

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It’s not clear what the petition is asking the UK Government or Parliament to do.

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We're not sure which vaccinations you'd like to be required. We're also not sure whether you'd like all parents to be required by law to vaccinate their children, or if you would like this to be made a requirement before a child can be enrolled in a school (which is what has happened in Italy).

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