Sunday, October 9, 2011

Malaysia immunization (vaccination) schedule

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Malaysia has scheduled for every child to be immunized to gain protection against childhood diseases including:

  • Tuberculosis (肺结核)
  • Hepatitis B (B型肝炎)
  • Diphtheria (白喉)
  • Pertussis (百日咳)
  • Tetanus (破伤风)
  • Polio (小儿麻痹症)
  • Hib disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (bacteria) (b型流感嗜血杆菌)
  • Mumps (腮腺炎)
  • Measles (麻疹, applicable in Sabah)
  • Rubella (德国麻疹, applicable for girls)
And the immunization schedule is as follow:
Beside that, some private clinics also recommend additional immunization against:
  • Rotavirus
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide
  • Hepatitis A
  • Influenza
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV, applicable for girls)
It is up to the parents whether to let their children accept vaccination to these optional immunization or not.

You are encouraged to consult medication experts for the immunization requirements of your children.

7 comments:

Abie Shidah Ad said... Reply To This Comment

Just to check with u the BCG for 12-15yrs old girls are given at the age of 12 or 15 here in malaysia??

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

@Abie Shidah Ad

BCG used to be given to children at 12 years old in Malaysia, but since 2001, this has discontinued. BCG given at birth still continue, as you can see from the table above.

The one for girls at 12 (Standard 6) is Rubella.

Yeefu Phang said... Reply To This Comment

hi, may i know where did you get the schedule from? i've been searching for that in the website of malaysia ministry of health.

Kathir Kandasamy said... Reply To This Comment

@Yeefu Phang

you can get it from
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=malaysia%20vaccination%20schedule&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.moh.gov.my%2Fattachments%2F3934&ei=cCGVUP-PA8qPqgGrkIGgCA&usg=AFQjCNFSFKYDy-QWQ0DhH7MW1Hgo3S5PzA

Kathir Kandasamy said... Reply To This Comment

sorry, copy n paste error :
Try

www.moh.gov.my/attachments/3934

ChoC said... Reply To This Comment

Hi, sorry for disturbing. Here's a question to interrupt. I'm going to study abroad in USA soon and they need the proof of taking
1) Two Measles (Rubella), Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccines, the first one after 15 months of age and the second after your fifth birthday.
2) One Diphtheria/Tetanus (TD) within the past ten years.
I was born in 1992 and I have the yellow immunization record booklet that shows that I had been taken my first MMR vaccination in 13/7/93 but there's no proof for the second MMR vaccination that was taken in Form 3. Same thing happens to the vaccination of TD, which I already taken in my secondary school. Sorry to ask that where shall I get the proof that I have been taken those vaccinations ? Or shall I just approached to the hospital to retake both MMR and TD ? Looking forward to your reply. Thanks alot :)

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

@ChoC

You can ask your course consultant/agent how the other prepared for the documents.

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