Number of anti-vaxxer parents creeping up, say Subra

Muzliza Mustafa

Health Minister Dr S. Subramaniam says his ministry was studying how Australian health authorities protected children in schools from illnesses and other children who were not vaccinated. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 27, 2017.

THE number of children denied vaccinations by their parents is creeping up, with 1,603 cases recorded last year compared with only 1,511 the year before, Health Minister Dr. S. Subramaniam said in Parliament today.

He said his ministry made a constant effort to identify parents who had rejected vaccines for their children, and to educate them on the importance of immunisation.

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