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Vaccination not mandatory - Dr Subramaniam

KUALA LUMPUR: Vaccination will not be made compulsory for the time being but there is a need to further educate parents on the importance of having their children immunised, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.
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Govt may give free shots - Vaccination for all children under five being considered

CYBERJAYA: A radical move to provide free vaccination for all children under five, including migrants and refugees, is being mulled by the Health Ministry.
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Doctors say move is based on sound science

KUALA LUMPUR: The move by the Health Ministry to change its measles vaccination schedule is welcomed by medical experts. Malaysian Medical Association president Dr Ashok Zachariah Philip said immunising infants with measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine at 9 months,
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Earlier vaccinations for babies

KUALA LUMPUR: Babies will be vaccinated for measles as early as 9 months effective from April following a sharp rise in the number of measles cases in the country. Health deputy director-general (Public Health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the Health Ministry would bring forward the first dose of measles–mumps– rubella (MMR) vaccination to 9 months...
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Serious vaccination side effects rare

KUALA LUMPUR: Parents should not fear having their children vaccinated as serious adverse side effects were extremely rare.
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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

That's the question, which is constantly on people's minds, especially those of parens with small children. Striving to bring closure to this seemingly never-ending debate, Health Today speaks to the experts:
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Kenyataan Akhbar KPK 5 Nov 2015: Kes Measles Meningkat Di Malaysia

Sehingga September 2015, kes dan wabak measles meningkat tiga (3) kali ganda di seluruh negara. Bilangan kes disahkan measles telah meningkat kepada 602 kes (26.3 per sejuta penduduk) berbanding 235 kes (7.8 per sejuta penduduk) pada 2014 dan 195 kes (6.6 per sejuta penduduk) pada 2013.
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News article on the Immunisation Controversies book

Article published in iSihat (magazine) November 2015
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