The answer to the debate over vaccinations should be clear, says Dr John Teo.
Questions are being raised after the government amended the National Trust Fund Act 1988 to enable Putrajaya to tap into reserves in fight against Covid-19.
Information relayed to the people must be data-driven, easy to understand and disseminated via the correct platform. In essence, the main message should just be: It’s safe. It works. It protects. It’s free.
Malaysia will deliberate use of AstraZeneca after European Medicines Agency announces the Covid-19 vaccine has possible link to blood-clotting, says Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. This comes barely 48 hours after Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the government will go ahead with the vaccine brand.
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.
Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme starts today with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin the first in the country to receive the vaccine. Twentytwo13 speaks to Malaysians to see if they are ready to be vaccinated.
Datuk Dr Amar Singh HSS, a senior consultant paediatrician, pre-empts anti-vaccine attempts to damage Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme which begins tomorrow.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin launches guidebook, website on National Covid-19 Immunisation plan ahead of vaccination rollout on Feb 26.
It’s very sad and distressing that some doctors (not too many thankfully!) indulge in pseudoscience or conspiracy theories, often without scientific methods to prove their “claims” or “beliefs” as they frustrate moves to vaccinate people against Covid-19, writes Dr John Teo.
Industry experts warn Malaysia, like many other developing nations, should start stocking up on vials, disposable syringes and needles even before buying Covid-19 vaccine to avoid possible worldwide shortage.
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.