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Health authorities fear disease surge as some Malaysians reject vaccines

Muslim religious authorities have waived the stringent halal requirement if suitable vaccines are not available.

Kuala Lumpur

MORE children are falling victim to contagious diseases in Muslim-majority Malaysia, worrying health authorities as parents reject immunisation programmes for fear the vaccines used infringe strict religious rules.

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