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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Malaysia : 87,000 free vaccine doses left at govt clinics

Via NST :

" KUALA LUMPUR : The Health Ministry has, up till Friday, vaccinated 287,574 people, including 123,961 from the high-risk group, against influenza A (H1N1).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said those vaccinated included 89,839 of the ministry's frontliners and 73,774 frontliners from other government departments, agencies and bodies.

"We still have about 87,000 H1N1 vaccine doses for those either in the frontline or in the high-risk group."

He said the vaccine dosages, which posed no serious side effects, would be given on a first come, first served basis at the 104 health facilities identified nationwide. The details of the facilities are available at

Dr Ismail advised those with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart and lung diseases and HIV, as well as pregnant women, to take the free vaccination."

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