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The road to non-prejudicial and clean understanding on vaccination

Wan Mohd Ghazali, Wan Norshira (2021) The road to non-prejudicial and clean understanding on vaccination. In: Cleanliness: The Epitome of Our Faith, 15 October 2021, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur ( Virtual ). (Unpublished)

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Islam commands preventive measures to ensure the well-being of mankind. Vaccination is a proposed measure as Malaysia is still fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic. Vaccination is an act of honouring one’s own body based on Prophet Muhammad's tradition in Sahih Bukhari that “Your body has a right on you”. Therefore, getting vaccinated is also part of our responsibility to protect the society and this effort by our government to inoculate the Malaysian population should be supported. Hence, clean, non-prejudicial information, and sufficient knowledge on benefits and risk of vaccines should be distributed to the public as so to allow them in making an informed decision. However, misinformation on vaccination in the form of scaremongering, hoaxes, bogus experts, uncertified sources, and conspiracy theories have shaken the public’s trust. Social media has become one of the vehicles of this misinformation. Mainstream media has further exacerbated the situation with their insensitive reporting through sensational headlines and summaries. Therefore, this chapter will explain why a non-prejudicial and clean understanding of vaccination is important and how one can abstain from misinformation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 7915/93996
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vaccine communication, vaccine misinformation, communal responsibility, clean information, health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Wan Norshira Wan Mohd Ghazali
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 15:34
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 15:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93996

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