03 Mar

Malaysia Denies Allegations Vaccines Are Not Halal

KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 (Bernama) -- The Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh denied claims by some quarters that the construction of the first halal vaccine plant in the country meant the vaccines used all this while were not halal under Islamic law.

She said, unlike food which obtained halal certification from the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim), vaccine gets its recognition from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

"When talking about the vaccine, we talk about the content used. It is not under Jakim but there are other acts for pharmaceuticals.

“Even though some doubted the halal-status of the vaccine, the principle should be its intake is beneficial to Muslims,” she told reporters when met after launching the Asnaf Treatment Card and Breastfeeding Mother Card at Pusrawi Hospital here today.

Originally published on www.bernama.com


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