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Religion being used to drive anti-vaxxer movement, says health expert


  • Nation
  • Friday, 1 Feb 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Religious arguments used by non-medical professional groups as well as vendors of alternative products on the harm of vaccines is the primary reason why parents are rejecting vaccines and affecting the health of their children, says a public health expert.

Assoc Prof Dr Malina Osman of the Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department in Universiti Putra Malaysia said parents who were taken in by both groups had only complicated the task of the government in handling the rising number of vaccine resistance cases every year.

   

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