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In Malaysia Government to make vaccination mandatory despite pig-DNA concern

"It is important for the country to manage and protect children from life-threatening diseases such as measles, tetanus, polio and hepatitis,’’ Lokman said.

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Malaysia to make vaccination mandatory despite pig-DNA concern play

Malaysia to make vaccination mandatory despite pig-DNA concern

(Malay Siakini)

Malaysia is set to make vaccination for children mandatory despite concerns by parents medicines might be tainted with pig-DNA.

This was contained in a report made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

Mr Lokman Solaiman, Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Health, said the vaccinations were vital because of the spike in cases of diseases that were preventable with immunisation.

The report quotes Lokman as saying that his office was coordinating with other ministries and agencies to make immunisation mandatory.

"This is a delicate issue, people are talking about individual rights.

"But they must give some thoughts to the rights of the general public and the right to be protected from diseases that are preventable with vaccination.

"It is important for the country to manage and protect children from life-threatening diseases such as measles, tetanus, polio and hepatitis,’’ Lokman said.

Earlier in 2015, the Health Ministry lamented that a growing number of Malaysian parents had opted not to let their children be vaccinated, amid concerns that some vaccines are tainted with pig DNA.

But the ministry insisted that the vaccines are not tainted with pig DNA-swine considered unclean in Islam, and consuming any part of it is strictly forbidden

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