News | Khairy wants swift action against ‘annoying’ anti-vaxxers

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has lodged multiple police reports against anti-vaccine groups in the country, its minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today.

In a Twitter post, Khairy hoped the authorities would be able to act swiftly to probe and charge individuals responsible for spreading fake news and anti-vaccine sentiments.

“This group continue to spread fake news, threaten public health and is annoying,” he said.

Khairy was responding to another Twitter user, @DrSakinah3, who had questioned why no action had been taken against anti-vaxxer groups that have been spreading false claims online.

While 95% of adults and 75.5% of the total population in Malaysia have already been administered at least their first dose, there remains a section of the community strongly against the Covid-19 vaccines, claiming they bring unwanted reactions in the body.

Previously, Khairy had said his ministry was working on a new national testing policy to take into account those who refused the vaccines, which are not mandatory yet.

In a separate post, the health minister said 5,410 booster doses had been administered as of yesterday, mostly to health frontliners.

“Senior citizens will start receiving their boosters at nearby general practitioner clinics soon,” he said. – FMT

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