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Misinformation Causing Parents To Reject Vaccines

By Shaidathul Suhana Ros

MELAKA (Bernama) -- Aida (not her real name) seemed nervous and fidgety as she held her eight-month-old baby close to her chest, clutching an immunisation brochure in her hand as she waited for the government clinic in Ayer Keroh here, to open.

She was obviously there to get her daughter immunised but still had doubts if she was doing the right thing. Apparently, she had read an article on social media stating that vaccines could cause death as they contained substances that were not only harmful but forbidden in Islam.

Out of fear, Aida did not take her baby to the clinic for the first round of immunisation when she was two months old.

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