It is proven that the Covid-19 vaccination is an effective method in combating the pandemic, where in most cases, there are past records of the use of vaccines to eradicate the spread of certain virus, and measles are the best example.
Despite the results, anti-vaxxers have been pushing the idea that vaccination is a scam and it brings several side effects, including causing autism in children. Nevertheless, anti-vaxxers are accused of spreading misinformation about the life-saving medical solution, whereby the Government is now considering taking legal action against the said group.
According to Bernama, those who are found to have push the public to be against the National COVID-19 Immunisation Program could possibly face legal action from the Government.
Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that only 13 million people have registered for the vaccination and this is less than half of the number the Government is expecting.
Alternatively, Muhyiddin Yassin said that the Government had in fact asked the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) to look into the possibility of making vaccination compulsory if the number of registration remain low.
“I hope we can speed up the vaccination process. What’s important now is have no one saying no to the vaccine.”
“We don’t want only half (of the Malaysians) getting vaccinated while the other half is not as it will cause problems later on.”
Meanwhile, the government will explore all methods to expedite the vaccination process.
Malaysia recorded a population of 33 million citizens as of 2020 according to DOSM, where only 13 million of its population registered for the vaccination. This is still far away from achieving herd immunity.
Vaccination is the only way for us to reduce the infections of Covid-19. Hurry and convince your loved ones to register for the vaccine!