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Compulsory immunisation on the agenda at Health Ministry

Dzulkefly Ahmad says the proposal will be discussed at a pre-Cabinet meeting of the ministry's steering committee.

Under 1% of Malaysians against vaccines, says health ministry

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says these are not an organised group.

Amendments to the law needed to make vaccination mandatory, Dewan Rakyat...

The health minister says elements of exemption and a compensation mechanism also need to be considered in making vaccination compulsory.

NUTP calls for law against anti-vaxxer parents

However, its secretary-general Harry Tan disagrees that children who are not vaccinated should be barred from attending school.

Boy, 2, who did not get immunisation jab dies of diphtheria

Last year, four of the five kids who died of the disease were not given immunisation by the parents.

Myth busters out to give antidote to anti-vaccine arguments

The Medical Mythbusters Malaysia address claims that vaccines contain questionable ingredients and are part of a conspiracy to skim a profit from the people.

Immunisation available for undocumented kids, says minister

However, they will be charged RM40 for registration, consultation and medication and another RM40 for immunisation.

Think tank: Vaccination is about saving lives, not freedom of choice

The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are putting others at risk of contracting preventable diseases.

Educate parents on the importance of immunisation, says activist

Sharmila Sekaran says there should be court intervention if parents refuse to bring their children for regular check-ups.

Play ‘fake news tycoon’ to combat misinformation

Inoculation theory suggests that exposure to a weak or demystified version of an argument makes it easier to refute when confronted with more persuasive claims.

Philippines says deaths in vaccine row ‘consistent with’ dengue

Philippine authorities are also pursuing criminal and public health safety investigations into any links between the drug and the deaths of 14 schoolchildren who died months after being vaccinated.

1,600 children not vaccinated last year

This compares with 1,500 children who did not get their jabs in 2015, says the deputy health minister.

Health DG: Be wary of alternative vaccines

Dr Noor Hisham reminds public to get immunised under the National Immunisation Programme at health clinics and at registered private clinics.

Many Perakian professionals reject vaccination of children

State Health director Dr Juita Ghazalie says they harbour doubts about the halal status of the vaccines or fear its side effects.

Ministry: 3-year-old from Selangor contracts diphtheria

Health director-general says the child was not immunised against diphtheria, as the family practised homeopathy treatment.

Subra: Get vaccinated on missing immunization schedule

Health Minister advises parents of children who miss immunization to get vaccinated for their children’s health.

Vaccination screening in primary schools next month

Health Minister says parents must present immunisation records to identify students who have not been vaccinated, and for entry into Primary One.

Housewife first adult found positive for diphtheria

41-year-old, who had a fever and complained of swollen tonsils, also had a raspy voice and experienced difficulty swallowing.

Subramaniam: Diphtheria victims from poor families, not anti-vaccine

Health Minister says government will identify more families left out due to poverty and nomadic lifestyle.

Immunisation from the perspective of Maqasid Shariah

Seen through Maqasid Shariah, the global immunisation programme is proven to be a very safe, effective and cost-saving global child survival strategy.