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A milestone event, marking a concerted effort to respond to a long-unmet need – to help prevent adults from getting and spreading vaccine-preventable diseases. Petaling Jaya, May 24, 2017 – The Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases & Chemotherapy (MSIDC) has launched Vaxin Check For Adults, the 1st programme of its kind in Malaysia to present vaccination recommendations for specific profiles, including...

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Do you look forward to enjoying your golden years? Do you want to keep doing the things you love? How about spending more time with your friends and families? If your answers are yes, remember to vaccinate against these four major diseases and lead the healthy life you deserve. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNEyEc_EpVA?autoplay=1&rel=0]

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We as parents, grandparents and childminders can become sources of infection to babies. Therefore, vaccinate and protect yourself in order to protect your children, grandchildren and babies under your care. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_jixK3a1Dc?autoplay=1&rel=0]

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National Immunisation Week 2017 held from 24-30 April with the theme #VaccinesWork. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySNpVs7lcDg?autoplay=1&rel=0]

Vaccine ingredients are not easy to understand. In this section, we explain some of the major misunderstandings related to vaccine ingredients. 1. What do vaccines contain? Vaccine ingredients differ depending on the type of vaccine and how it was made. It is required by law that the ingredients of vaccines are listed on each vaccine’s product information leaflet. However, vaccine ingredients lists...

The manufacturing process of vaccines for polio (oral) and rotavirus involve minute amounts of trypsin, which is later removed by ultra-filtration. This has created a lot of was-was (uncertainty) among Muslims, resulting in many parents and Muslim healthcare professionals avoiding these vaccines or all vaccines in general. From the views of many ulama’ on the hukum of using forbidden substances...

The Maqasid Shari’ah is the highest objectives of the Shari’ah(Islamic Law). As the true and authentic compass of the entire corpus of Islamic legal prescriptions, the Maqasid Shari’ah defines the cardinal purposes of the Muslim’s individual, societal, national and global life experiences. It is these higher objectives of Shari’ah that dictate the Muslims’ participation in civil society, political governance, health-related...

It is mentioned in the Quran, with regards to honey: “ There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colours, in which there is healing for people”. (Quran: An-Nahl-69) Imam Qurtubi has elaborated on the meaning of this particular verse, “Allah (swt) uses the term ‘in which there is healing for people’ which is proof and guidance on the necessity...