Reports by RAZAK AHMAD, VENESA DEVI, ZAKIAH KOYA, IVAN LOH, HANIS ZAINAL and LOH FOON FONG
PETALING JAYA: Parents who are against making vaccinations compulsory want the freedom to choose the best for their children and for the Health Ministry to fully inform them of the side effects or risks.
One of such parents is a mother of five who only wanted to be known as Siti.
Siti, 42, said she felt that the ministry had not conducted enough studies on the effects of vaccinations on Malaysians.
She said while two of her children were fully vaccinated according to schedule, the other three only received vaccinations up to five months old, adding that she felt scared after reading about the side effects.
Senthi Murugaiyan said while he believed in vaccinating, he did not support the proposal to make it compulsory.
“People should be able to make their own choices,” he wrote.
Another mother against the proposal feels that the ministry should be more understanding.
“Most people who refuse vaccines were vaccinating their children until an adverse reaction occurred.
“This is coupled with medical personnel who are reluctant to acknowledge the possibility of vaccine injury,” said the woman, who is in her 30s.
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