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New Zealand measles outbreak prompts travel warning

The country's associate minister for health has advised travellers to Auckland to get vaccinated for measles two weeks prior to their visit.

Ministry confirms 17th death due to rabies in Sarawak

Health ministry warns public against approaching stray dogs in their neighbourhood.

WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

The WHO called on national health authorities across the region to focus efforts on ensuring all population groups have access to vaccines.

Judge upholds New York City’s mandatory measles vaccination order

The judge sided with municipal health officials who defended the order as a rare but necessary.

Under 1% of Malaysians against vaccines, says health ministry

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

Study: Health worker mistrust worsening DR Congo Ebola outbreak

The current Ebola crisis in DR Congo is already the second deadliest on record, after the epidemic that struck West Africa in 2014-16.

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.

Health ministry mulls making vaccination a must for undocumented kids

Health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad hopes to bring this proposal to July’s Parliament sitting to prevent spread of diseases.

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.

2 Muslim medical bodies support compulsory vaccination

They say vaccine rejection by anti-vaccine groups is based on unfounded allegations.

Don’t let parents send ‘medical time bombs’ into schools

Individual rights don't triumph over public good.

Govt mulling compulsory vaccination for measles, diphtheria

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says the government is committed to preventing any further deaths from these diseases.

Mujahid unaware of fake vaccination forms used by haj pilgrims

He says it is a crime to falsify such forms and action will be taken against the travel agents and doctors involved if there is evidence.

Philippines to charge Sanofi officials over dengue vaccination deaths

Philippine justice department prosecutors found grounds to hold Sanofi officials criminally liable for 'reckless imprudence resulting in homicide'.

Compulsory vaccination not the solution, Unicef tells government

Unicef says there is little evidence that mandatory laws improve vaccination coverage.

Task force to study proposal on making vaccination a must

Many issues, including the legal aspects, will be taken into consideration.

Minister blames anti-vax groups for lack of immunisation coverage

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says it is difficult to implement compulsory vaccination when anti-vaccination groups influence others.

No doubts should exist over use of vaccines, says Mujahid

Minister says a fatwa already exists on their continued use to protect children.

Health ministry decides against REIT plan to find additional funds

He says he has 'found other better financial instruments' to develop and improve ministry facilities.

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.

Heart disease still leading cause of death for Malaysians

Malaysians are also developing heart disease at a much younger age than people in other countries including Thailand, Singapore and Canada.

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.

5 more rabies-affected areas declared in Sarawak

The Sarawak state disaster management committee secretariat advises the public to have their dogs vaccinated against rabies.