Concerns over Malaysian immunisation rates

National MMR vaccination rates have dropped to 89% according to a news report (which also refers to a practice employed by some Hajj pilgrims to avoid the compulsory meningococcal immunisation by having the certificates falsified). The government is considering making immunisation mandatory for all schoolchildren, a move which comes one week after the death of an unimmunised 2yo boy in Bohor from diphtheria – a further four contacts, all children living in the same household, have been infected and are receiving treatment. Read more.

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