Tuesday, June 27, 2006

No plan to give free Hepatitis vaccination

Star: THE Health Ministry has no plan to provide free Hepatitis B vaccination to those born before 1989, who are believed to be prone to liver cirrhosis.
Utusan Malaysia reported that Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Latiff Ahmad said there was no guarantee the vaccine could prevent the disease among that category of people.
Dr Latiff said the ministry did not intend to provide free vaccination as it would not be effective for that group of people, given their lifestyle, eating habits, smoking, alcohol consumption and age.
He was commenting on the statement by Liver Foundation president Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican, who said those born before 1989 were prone to the illness.

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