KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Selangor government assures the people there will be a sufficient supply of the influenza vaccine in the state by next week.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pic) said some private clinics in the state had run out of the vaccine due to the high demand.
"This situation is causing a panic in the community.
"Actually, the supply of the vaccine is sufficient... I have the assurances of the Health Ministry, ” he told reporters after officiating the Gombak district public library near here Tuesday (Jan 14).
Also present were state Health, Welfare, Women Empowerment and Family Committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud and Selangor Public Library Corporation (PPAS) director Mastura Muhamad.
Amirudin said the state government was monitoring the issue closely and would take further steps if the situation became uncontrollable.
"I believe there is a wisdom behind the issue of influenza that reminds us of the importance of vaccination and that it is extremely important to control this kind of disease, ” he said.
On Monday (Jan 13), the government approved an alternative supply of one million Influenza A vaccine capsules for private clinics, which could benefit 100,000 patients. - Bernama
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