In the two years since Merck & Co.’s Gardasil 9 became available in Hong Kong, about 2 million mainlanders have come for the shots.
Health officials administered an experimental vaccine on Monday to 33 medical workers and Mbandaka residents, World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says Malaysia may soon face an outbreak due to parents who are against vaccination.
The World Health Organization is always watching for further developments in flu virus trends so that it can prepare more effective vaccines.
Health Undersecretary Enrique Domingo says these findings have strengthened the department's decision to stop the vaccine.
Despite the multitude of scientific evidence promoting the efficacy of vaccines, many still oppose their use.
Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah says world's first dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, must meet various conditions set before the product can be brought into the country.
Dr Sim Kui Hian says the health ministry should look into the hospitalisation records and medical reports of the four children who died from rabies.
Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah says health ministry has always ensured every state keeps at least a minimum stock of the vaccine.
Perak Veterinary Services Department director Dr Fuziah Muhayat says this is a preventive measure taken to mitigate the risk of the disease spreading in the district.
Drug Control Authority says approval for Dengvaxia could be extended but will also be withdrawn if clinical study fails to verify its benefits.
Anti-vaccine websites provide unscientific, misleading information on vaccine safety, propagating myths and misinformation that raise undue fears among parents.
Four million oral cancer patients worldwide are expected to benefit from vaccine once funding of RM6 million is secured to go on to the clinical phase.
Deputy DG Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman denied making such a statement, saying his responses to several questions on the issue had been misinterpreted, leading to confusion.
Health minister says the vaccine could make people sick instead of giving them protection.
Women's affairs minister says ustaz told her 'if it is categorised as medicine, it should be taken as medicine.'
Seen through Maqasid Shariah, the global immunisation programme is proven to be a very safe, effective and cost-saving global child survival strategy.
Muslim doctors blame myths, misinformation and untruths spread by religious groups for diptheria outbreak, a disease which had "virtually disappeared in Malaysia."
Islam stresses on the well-being of its followers and allows the use of vaccine containing 'haram' substances when there is no other medicine available, says Kelantan Mufti.
Lawmaker Charles Santiago says the vaccine is likely to be costly and government hospitals may not be able to give it free.
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