Malaysian Paediatric Association president, Dr Selva Kumar Sivapunniam, urges parents whose children have not received routine vaccinations that protect against life-threatening diseases in the last two years, to get their catch-up immunisation jabs.
The rise in the number of children infected with Covid-19 is a cause for concern. A consultant paediatrician encourages parents and guardians to get their young vaccinated.
Only 30 per cent of children aged under 11 have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. In a nation where we are struggling with uncertainties stemming from the pandemic, vaccinating our young children is a big step towards returning to normal life.
A Covid-19 booster shot may seem redundant as scientific data suggest reactogenicity with subsequent doses. It is opportune for experts to conduct a local study to verify if the findings elsewhere are applicable to Malaysia.
As Malaysia inches into the endemic phase of Covid-19, the hosting of all local and international sporting events using the government’s proven standard operating procedures should be encouraged, says Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
Senior consultant paediatrician and researcher Datuk Dr Amar Singh HSS warns Omicron will not be the last Covid-19 variant, and that unvaccinated children remain vulnerable.
While the Health Ministry data reveal 97.9 per cent of the adult population in Malaysia have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, the recent revelation of the sale of fake vaccine racket has opened a can of worms. It makes one wonder how many out there are truly vaccinated.
Here’s an explainer on the Global Covid Index and what it means to Malaysians.
Twentytwo13’s Graig Nunis is delighted his children have been vaccinated, as their school opens early next month. In this 71st weekly edition of ‘The MCO Diaries’ – discrepancies in Covid-19 numbers, a recipe for a meatless spaghetti dish, a song from John Prine, and much more.
In Young Voices this week, 14-year-old Aidan Kwong relates his recent Covid-19 vaccination experience and how proud he felt having obtained his jab.
Three National Cancer Society of Malaysia’s (NCSM) house-to-house Covid-19 vaccination programme volunteers unite as they visit homes and vaccinate bedridden patients to help the government reach herd immunity.
National Cancer Society of Malaysia project executive Dr Charlie Tan Jia Hwong hopes more volunteers will step forward to help with the house-to-house Covid-19 vaccination programme.
The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) hopes the government will turn several schools into vaccination centres that will strictly cater for students wanting to get their Covid-19 vaccination shots before schools reopen in October.