Parents refuse vaccinations despite ‘halal’ assurances – The Malaysian Insider

Some parents in Kuala Lumpur are refusing routine vaccinations for their children on the belief that the vaccines are non-halal, despite the halal certification…

Source: Parents refuse vaccinations despite ‘halal’ assurances – The Malaysian Insider

Editorial Comment

Spreading misinformation in a society that is poorly informed, propagated by opportunists, is a recipe for disaster. The benefits of vaccines are unequivocal. Refusing to get your child vaccinated, puts your child and others at risk. It is frustrating that there are still parents to date that still carry a suspicion of vaccine, despite assurances of its halal status.

Vaccinations should be compulsory and enforcement of this is paramount to ensure that previously “eradicated” diseases do not recur. This is the only agenda, which is to protect the individual and the population at large. Perhaps the Ministry of Health needs to work with the relevant authorities and reach out as much as possible. Getting the PR work right is important to gain the trust of the target population.

 

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