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Refusals to vaccinate children have doubled, says Malaysia’s MOH
 

Refusals to vaccinate children have doubled, says Malaysia’s MOH

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The Health Ministry has reported a staggering increase in the rates of new parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, with religion being one of the top reasons for rejection.
 
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16 Nov 2016 - General
 
Awww. That only means that many Malaysians was affected by these wrong informations spread through internet or social media. What are the actions of the health department to stop the spread of these information? Madhubabu kaaja Mahmoud AbdelAziz Indeed, once you are in power or in authority, most people, if not all, will actually b...
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Recently in Malaysia, there was a time when rumors spread widely that vaccines are extracted from pigs’ serum. Muslims as well as Jews are primarily not allowed to either eat or consume pigs. Such rumors have led to a surge in the number of parents refusing vaccinations. Furthermore, with the era of social media it has become much easier anyone to post anything and people believe what they want to believe. There is for real posts on the social media blaming vaccines to cause autism. These claims...
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Many factors have led to the emersion of antivax groups. It dates back to the early days of introduction of vaccination when simple people believed taking vaccines means taking the risk to be infected even though the scientists claim its safety. The belief was fortified over the years by the transient side effects in the days following taking the vaccination. Although such concerns subsided by time, people remained skeptical about the vaccinations, a feeling that is always present in their subco...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz Would you know how the locals began believing that vaccination is dangerous? As far as I know, there aren't plenty of media commercials or ads that are against vaccination. Is there an anti-vaxxer group that actively advocates against vaccination? This is a serious public health concern and if the false belief does not stop, the estimated rates of measles will exponentially increase togethe...
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Unsurprisingly, with the doubled rate of vaccination refusal by Malaysian parents in one year duration, the number of reported measles cases has surged to near more than double in the same year. The reasons behind this vary from lack of financial resources to accusing the vaccination to cause harmful effects to their effects. Although all these rumors have been repeatedly rejected by the Malaysian ministry of health, the anti-vaccination trend is still gaining popularity. There are on the other ...
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