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No mind-controlling microchips in Covid-19 vaccine, former deputy health DG assures

Dr Rohaizat Yon says the mRNA used in the vaccine development is too small to accommodate microchips.

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Former deputy health director-general (medical) Dr Rohaizat Yon today stressed that the Covid-19 vaccine is safe and does not contain any microchips that will control people’s minds.

Replying to host Jessy Chahal’s question on Bernama TV’s Mid-day Update programme regarding the conspiracy theory that the vaccine contains such microchips, Rohaizat said the mRNA being used for the vaccine development had been shown to be safe and efficacious.

“The mRNA is so small that no microchip can be inserted in it and it does not interact with the human genome,” he said.

He also urged members of the public to trust only official messages or information from the government or review literature from reliable journals on the subject.

He said the public also can refer to the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Handbook, which contains information on the types of Covid-19 vaccine used by the government, the facilities provided to store the vaccines, and religious views on the vaccination and immunisation guidelines, among others.

The handbook was launched by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin earlier today.

Rohaizat also stressed that the Covid-19 vaccine will not cause long-term harmful side effects on people’s health.

“So far, studies by other countries have shown that the vaccine is safe. As far as we know, the US, UK and Singapore are ahead of us (in implementing the immunisation programme), so Malaysia will able to learn and review their performance, the short-falls and also the achievements,” he said.

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