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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Malaysia : 9,500 frontliners get H1N1 jabs

Via The Star:

" The State Health Department has inoculated more than 9,500 frontliners, especially those working in hospitals, with the H1N1 vaccine this year.

State Women, Family, Health and Community Development Com­mittee chairman Dr Robia Kosai said 1,059 people from other target groups were also given the vaccines.

She said there was no report of any serious side-effects from the vaccine but said 43 people did complain of slight side-effects such as fever.

Up to yesterday, there were 178 positive A(H1N1) cases reported in the state without any fatality.

“Last year, we had 704 cases of A(H1N1) positive with 12 deaths reported,” she said at a gotong-royong function at SK Agama Sungai Grisek in Sungai Balang yesterday."

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