Being six years old and unable to attend class lessons even if regularly registered. Because just getting sick with a common disease in babies, such as chickenpox or measles, could be dangerous. And Lia can’t afford to get sick, just as she can’t get vaccinations either.
Lia is a 6-year-old girl who lives in Greve in Chianti, a town of two thousand people a few kilometers from Florence. At the age of two she fell ill with a severe form of infectious mononucleosis which broke out in encephalitis. Lia was in danger of her life.
“I remember how it was today on the evening of December 10, 4 years ago. My daughter had a very high fever. She had fifteen convulsions. The doctors told us that she was in danger of life and that she would not walk or speak anymore”. This is the confession of Corinna Verniani, Lia’s mother to Corriere.it.
Lia, on the other hand, did it. She is healed. But that serious disease, in addition to having left her partially deaf in one ear, made her immunosuppressed. He continues to go to the hospital for checkups and luckily he is no longer in danger of life. Immunodeficiency should subside with age.
As Mum Corinna explains: “After enrolling her, I went to talk to the head teacher to explain Lia’s situation and to find out if she was taking risks. She told me that she knew for sure that at least 8 of the 18 children in the class my daughter should have they hadn’t been vaccinated. She was sorry, but she explained that she couldn’t do anything. ” “If she is so worried – he asked me -, why don’t you consider letting her study at home?”. And he continued: “If the child has a normal life, goes to the cinema, goes to see other children, why couldn’t she also be in class with unvaccinated children?”
On the other hand, the principal Antonella Zucchelli of the Domenico Guilotti institute replied: “Given that I do not know in detail the child’s health problems, I think that situations like this do not concern just one class, but the whole school and the entire community. . In our institute there are 258 children who every day have the opportunity to come into contact with each other. The risk of contagion exists, regardless of the class, what can I do to combat it? “