Malaysia to study AstraZeneca vaccine for pork traces

Ragananthini Vethasalam

The AstraZeneca vaccine continues to attract controversy after Indonesia’s Ulema council says it contains pork derived products, an assertion the pharma giant denies. – EPA pic, March 22, 2021.

MALAYSIA will study the contents of the AstraZeneca vaccine, following a ruling by Indonesia’s Ulema Council that the vaccine is haram (forbidden).

“We will be studying the trail of ingredients or components in the vaccine and we will be issuing our position soon,” said co-ordinating minister for the national Covid-19 immunisation programme, Khairy Jamaluddin.

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