By Khairul Azran Hussin
GOMBAK, Jan 14 — There is sufficient influenza vaccine supply in both public and private hospitals and clinics in Selangor, says Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
The Selangor Menteri Besar said he had personally addressed the matter with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, who had assured that there is no shortage of the vaccine supply.
“Before this, there would be a shortage of supply at private clinics. But I have been informed by the Health Ministry that there is sufficient supply. However, there has been an incident of panic buying.
“Perhaps the public is being cautious therefore a lot of them are taking the vaccine. We foresee that the situation would stabilise sometime this week,” said Amirudin when met at the launch of the Gombak district public library, here today.
Also present were state Health, Welfare, Women Empowerment and Family Committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud and Selangor Public Library Corporation (PPAS) director Mastura Muhamad.
He said State Health, Welfare, Women Empowerment and Family committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud has been instructed to continuously monitor the development on the spread of the infectious disease.
“We will take necessary action should there a negative development on the spread of the virus or the vaccine supply.
“The spread of the influenza infection, however, has opened the eyes of the public on the importance of vaccines,” he said.