The Sun (Malaysia)

Vaccines are halal


KLANG: The Health Ministry has given its assurance that medicines and vaccines dispensed to patients nationwide are halal and safe for use.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah described the excuse of some parents rejecting vaccines for their children based on allegation­s they were haram and contained porcine DNA as baseless.

“The Health Ministry, however, does not compel the administer­ing of vaccines but we encourage parents to get their children vaccinated as they have been proven to reduce the mortality rate,” he told Bernama yesterday.

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