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Are your kids up to date with their vaccinations?

FEATURE
World Immunisation Week; 24-30 April 2015
Immunisation is the best thing you can do to keep your child healthy and protected against preventable diseases #VaccinesWork

 

                                            © UNICEF Malaysia/2008/P. Mohan


Immunisation gives you the power to protect your child from life-threatening illnesses like tetanus, polio to hepatitis. Immunisation also protects the community from disease outbreaks.

The National Immunisation Programme by the Ministry of Health provides routine childhood immunisations for various infectious diseases. The vaccines are provided for free by the government. 

At birth:

·   BCG

·   Hepatitis B – 1st dose

1 mth:

·   Hepatitis B – 2nd dose

2 mths:

·   DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis) 1st dose

·   Hib (Haemophilus influenzae b) 1st dose

·   IPV (Inactivated Poliovirus) 1st dose

3 mths:

·   DTaP 2nd dose

·   Hib 2nd dose

·   IPV 2nd dose

5 mths: 

·   DTaP 3rd dose

·   Hib 3rd dose

·   IPV 3rd dose

6 mths

·   Hepatitis B 3rd dose

·   Measles (Sabah only)

12 mths:

·   MMR (Mumps, Measles, Rubella) 1st dose

18 mths:

·   DTaP – 4th dose

·   Hib – 4th dose

·   IPV – 4th dose

6 yo:

·   BCG (if no scar)

·   DTaP (booster)

·   IPV

·   MMR 2nd dose

15 yo:

·   Tetanus

Malaysia introduced its child immunisation programme in the 1960s. The Government partnered with UNICEF in the early days to strengthen and improve the storage and distribution systems for vaccines, conduct in-service training for health personnel, and justify sufficient budgetary allocations for purchase of the new vaccines and for widening coverage in low-coverage areas. Malaysia’s investments have paid off with national infant and child survival rates today comparable to many industrialised countries.

 

 

 

 

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