|Minister of Health|
|Assumed office |
1 June 2018
|Prime Minister||Giuseppe Conte|
|Preceded by||Beatrice Lorenzin|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
|Assumed office |
15 March 2013
|Born||30 May 1975|
Catania, Sicily, Italy
|Political party||Five Star Movement|
|Alma mater||University of Catania|
Giulia Grillo (born 30 May 1975) is an Italian physician and politician who has served as the Italian Minister of Health since 1 June 2018. A member of the Five Star Movement, she has also served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies since 15 March 2013.
Grillo originally became interested in politics due to the influence of Beppe Grillo (no known relation), the founder of the Five Star Movement. She stood for the Sicilian regional election in 2008, but failed to be elected.
In contrast to some members of her party who doubt the effectiveness of vaccines, Grillo believes that vaccines are necessary, but has expressed some trepidation about mandatory vaccinations for children, preferring instead a strategy of convincing distrustful parents about the necessity of vaccinations. In addition, Grillo has also criticised the perceived closeness between vaccine manufacturers and the Italian Medicines Agency.
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