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Monday, May 3, 2010

Malaysia : Poor response to H1N1 jabs

Via The Star:

" The poor res-ponse to the free Influenza A(H1N1) vaccine jabs is likely due to the people’s worry about the possible side effects.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said that some people might come down with fever for several days after the vaccinations.

“This could be a reason why people are not coming for the jabs,” she said.

A total of 104 health clinics are offering vaccines against H1N1 throughout the country.

However, the response has been poor although the jabs are given free.

Rosnah described the public response as slow, adding that Malaysians should remain cautious as H1N1 was still prevalent.

“It is better to have protection and get yourself vaccinated,’’ she said in an interview yesterday."

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