PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has warned the public not to be swayed by “fake” flyers being distributed by unknown quarters claiming that China vaccines are unreliable.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry is aware of flyers being distributed at mailboxes in Selangor making the claims against China.
“The information that has been published by this publication claiming that vaccines from China are ineffective are false,” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham added that China has produced many World Health Organisation pre-qualified vaccines for influenza, polio, hepatitis A and Japanese encephalitis.
“So they have experience in making vaccines. With Covid-19, the vaccines are still untested, which is why there needs to be clinical trials. We are still monitoring the development of 12 vaccines that are currently under trials.
“The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) will then look into the effectiveness of the vaccines, as well as the side effects if any, ” said Dr Noor Hisham at the ministry’s Covid-19 press briefing here on Wednesday (Dec 9).