Here is the accompanying text of the circular "Vaccines, bureaucratic simplifications for the school year 2018-2019" which you can view at the following link.
Pending a parliamentary discussion on the public debate on the mandatory vaccination, given that, as the start of the new school year 2018-2019 approaches, the failure to implement the National Vaccine Registry could lead to an increase in bureaucratic procedures. I charge families and schools, health ministers, Giulia Grillo, and Education, University and Research, Marco Bussetti, intervened with a circular, in view of the imminent expiry of the well-known deadline of 10 July, to promote the following simplifications:
• for minors from 6 to 16 years, when it is not the first enrollment, the documentation already submitted for the 2017-2018 school year remains valid, if the minor does not have to carry out new vaccinations or recalls
• for minors from 0 to 6 years and for the first enrollment in schools (minors 6 -16 years) a substitutive declaration of vaccination has been submitted
The main change on the subject is the establishment of theNational vaccines registry, indispensable to simplify the life of families and avoid unnecessary and burdensome certifications even in cases of change of residence. The ministerial decree is ready and will follow its procedural procedure as soon as possible.
The National Registry, the basic tool for managing vaccinations, has not yet been implemented after 334 days of the new 2017 law. It will allow monitoring of vaccination programs, knowing the reasons for the lack of vaccinations and measuring progress and critical issues in the system.
The National Registry is the basis for making the vaccine-surveillance take off concretely, which will finally be able to promptly report on the adverse events related to the vaccines used and will put the Regions' data into the system. Through the national system of adverse events managed by Aifa, reports can be communicated by health professionals and vaccinated subjects or by their parents.
Finally, the Independent expert table led by prof. Vittorio Demicheli, which will allow for the production of scientific evidence to support decision makers' choices.
Objectives of the table:
• address the phenomenon of vaccine distrust and dissent (according to WHO-SAGE indications)
• update the National Vaccinal Prevention Plan.
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