The Indonesian Health Consumers Empowerment Foundation may file a class action lawsuit against the Health Ministry and the Food and Drugs Monitoring Agency (BPOM). It has been claimed that there was a failure in informing the public about pig enzymes in a meningitis vaccine.
The Jakarta Post has reported that the possible lawsuit may take place due to a meningitis vaccine intended for Indonesian muslim pilgrims which contains pig enzymes.
In a rebuttle to this view, there are some Muslims scientists who state that Norvatis vaccine in addition to the Glaxo vaccine must also be declared as forbidden, due to contact with pig enzymes in the manufacturing process.
The Muslim scientists refer to international academic journals which say that research institutes produced seed stock using the Mueller-Hinton medium and thus “came into contact” with pig enzymes, said the Jakarta Post. And the scientist believe that both companies received their seed vaccine stock from these research institutes.