Italian Law 119/2017 about ten compulsory vaccines, from 3 months to 16 years of age, arises several bioethical, moral and professional questions that must be faced by physicians’ conscience. The law approval by the Parliament was fast-tracked using weak scientific motivations, and the low transparency about seven years surveillance data on adverse events and damages caused by vaccines from AIFA have determined many doubts and suspicions about the law into question. Italian physicians showed low concern about the ethical implications of Law 119, especially regarding the expulsion from school of unvaccinated children under 6 years of age. Neither they reacted against the decision of striking off from Medical Register two prominent colleagues, simply because they subscribed a public letter to ISS President about vaccination strategy in 2015. The Authors intend to focus on physicians’ reasons for such widespread indifference.
Keywords: Vaccines, Vaccine policies, Law 119/2017, Bioethics, Science, Medical conscience.