IPOH: The health ministry today assured the public that vaccines used in the country do not have any non-halal elements.
Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye said every vaccine produced went through a thorough study by qualified physicians which proves its effectiveness on recipients, especially children.
“Although the first halal vaccine plant is to be built, this does not mean that the vaccines used all this while were not halal.
“We also welcome whoever wants to set up such manufacturing facilities for vaccines or medical products,” he told reporters after officiating the national-level Medical Assistant Day 2019 at the health ministry’s training institute here.
Last week, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh said the first halal vaccine factory in the country would be built in Negeri Sembilan.
It is poised to make Malaysia one of the world’s major vaccine producers, she added.
Lee said the construction of the plant was the best move by the government to enhance parents’ confidence in vaccines produced and given to their children.