Misconception cause of low Covid vaccine take-up rate among east coast kids


Diyana Ibrahim

In Kelantan, only 7.3% of children aged five to 11 have had Covid-19 shots. In Terengganu, the rate is 9.9%. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 30, 2022.

THE misconception that the Covid-19 vaccines are dangerous to children is the main reason for the low inoculation rate in Kelantan and Terengganu, health experts said.

Parents who spoke to The Malaysian Insight said they are hesitant to vaccinate their children because of the perceived dangers and the low risk of infection and death.


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