Parental refusal to diphtheria vaccine: a fatal outcome
Amin Nordin, Syafinaz and Idris, Faridah and Awang Hama, Rukman and Ahmad Saad, Fathinul Fikri and Osman, Malina and Ghazali, Fadzillah and Isahak, Ilina (2013) Parental refusal to diphtheria vaccine: a fatal outcome. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 68 (5). pp. 435-436. ISSN 0300-5283
Official URL: http://www.e-mjm.org/2013/v68n5/index.html
We present a case of a four-year-old boy who succumbed to diphtheria following incomplete course of immunisation, which included diphtheria vaccine. This case report focuses on the issues of parental refusal to vaccines and the development of "halal" vaccines for the prevention of infectious diseases.
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