JOHOR BARU: Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has reminded the rakyat not to be easily influenced by anti-vaccine groups pioneered by certain people.
His Majesty said the rakyat must understand that the reason to take the vaccine was to prevent Covid-19 from continuing to threaten the public’s health.
“Islam itself teaches Muslims to always maintain personal safety through all preventive measures from any harm, especially disease outbreaks.
"Prevention is better than cure. Don’t listen to nonsensical stories that are spread by these anti-vaxxers.
“Get vaccinated for your personal safety and for achieving herd immunity so that the spread of Covid-19 can be curbed, ” said the Johor Ruler in a statement posted on His Majesty’s official Facebook page on Tuesday (June 8).
Sultan Ibrahim added that those who reject, without a valid reason the vaccines provided by the government, which had also been decreed as halal by the Fatwa Committee, would only expose themselves to the very dangerous virus.
"Islam does not allow its followers to fully surrender to fate without making any efforts to avoid it.
“As for those who have been vaccinated, don’t become complacent in complying with the SOP, ” added His Majesty.
Sultan Ibrahim also said the vaccine issue should not be politicised either.
“The government is continuously making an effort as well as taking various effective approaches to increase the number of registrants for vaccination, ” said His Majesty.