The Sabah Health Director Dr Rose Nani Mudin has responded to the social media allegations that claimed that a teenager had died after being injected with the Covid-19 vaccine.
According the Malay Mail, she said that Lahad Datu health office had not recorded such incident as claimed in the in a video that went viral on social media, adding that a police report on the matter has been lodged.
“We have lodged a police report over the claim.” Dr Rose said in a statement on the department’s Facebook page.
“The claims in the video can create panic and worry among the people, particularly parents and teenagers who are due to be inoculated for Covid 19. The State Health Department is pleading with the public not to be influenced by such claims on the vaccine which has no basis.” she added.
Dr Rose also advise the public to reach out to the Health Department’s hotline at 019-605 1196, if they have any questions regarding the Covid-19 vaccines.
Meanwhile, she also shared that 90% of the Covid-19 patients in hospital intensive care wards had not been vaccinated.
She also said that the vaccines have been proven effective in preventing severe Covid-19 symptoms among infected patients, and more importantly, deaths.
At the same time, the Perak Police Chief, Datuk Mior Faridalthrash Wahid said that the investigations conducted by the police found that the deaths of the two students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Tasek Damai were from Covid-19 and a heart attack, contrary to the woman’s claim.
“The claim is very misleading and invalid.” he said adding that police will call the woman in to have her statement recorded.
The 2-minute long video that went on circulating on social media recently after the government announced that the adolescents will be vaccinated in preparation for the reopening of schools.
In the video, it can be seen that a woman, who was surrounded by a group of people who criticises the inoculation drive and claims that several teens in Lahad Datu and Ipoh have died after being injected with the Covid-19 vaccine.
Sabah was among the first states to being the vaccination on adolescents between 12 and 17 year-old.
Currently, the state’s adult vaccination is estimated to be at 60% despite having starting earlier than other states.