Getting the population vaccinated against Covid-19 is far from smooth, but we must still get it done. Among the other items in this week’s ‘The MCO Diaries’ are a sad milestone in Covid-19 fatalities, chicken recipes and a Father’s Day song by Connie Francis.
Coordinating Minister for the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin says those who submit a request to MySejahtera helpdesk to change their vaccination venue will be given new appointments at a nearby centre “as soon as possible”.
We have been battling the pandemic for more than a year now and securing an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine is like trying to win a lottery ticket, writes Rita Jong.
A 2014 Malaysian study titled ‘Vaccine Storage in Private Practice: A community trial’ published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health, revealed vaccine storage practices in private practitioner clinics (PPC) are poor, and a concerted effort to improve them at the national level had been lacking.
After weeks of waiting, Graig Nunis’ mum received her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre last Saturday. If you haven’t, please sign up to be vaccinated.
The answer to the debate over vaccinations should be clear, says Dr John Teo.
There are signs the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections is coming. The numbers have started to increase as people have taken it easy thinking the war against the coronavirus has been won.
Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz, impressed by Covid-19 vaccination process, says it is “painless” and he “did not suffer any side effects” despite fasting. He hopes more Malaysians register to get the shots.
Senior doctors, including retired government medical practitioners, are willing to assist the government in educating the public regarding the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme which has a low sign-up rate, and dispel concerns over the vaccine.
An assistant medical officer based in Manjung shares his experience of getting the Covid-19 vaccination yesterday as he urges Malaysians to do the same to keep each other safe.
The pneumococcal vaccination exercise is slated to start in June and the Health Ministry has to decide fast which vaccine will be best for our children – one that’s effective and proven or a new, untested version that promises cost-saving.
The lack of money has been the stumbling block in making pneumococcal vaccination part of the National Immunisation Programme in Malaysia for over a decade. But the Pakatan Harapan government may finally fulfill their pledge to do so.
The recent death of yet another young child from diphtheria, an easily preventable disease by immunisation, is a national tragedy, writes senior consultant paediatrician Datuk Dr Amar Singh HSS.