KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Malaysia will adopt the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendations for the country’s eventual Covid-19 vaccine rollout, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said.
He was responding to Malay Mail’s question on whether a Covid-19 vaccine will be made mandatory once readily available.
“The vaccine will be given according to recommendations made by WHO, “ Dr Adham said when contacted.
However, Dr Adham said that the government has not yet decided if it would make vaccinations — for Covid-19 or other diseases — mandatory.
Malaysia has seen a growing anti-vaccination movement that has led to the re-emergence of diseases previously thought eradicated here, such as polio.
“On mandatory vaccination, a special committee will be conducting a review session with stakeholders,” he said, adding that the government was now using an educational approach to vaccines.
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