DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN BORN IN 2018 AND 2019?
Good news! MOH has launched the free Catch-Up Pneumococcal Vaccination (CHUPP) campaign for children born in 2018 and 2019.
WHY DOES YOUR CHILD NEED PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINATION?
Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) protects children from potential complications caused by pneumococcal disease such as:
(Inflammation of the brain lining)
(Middle ear infection)
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VACCINATION
Pneumococcal vaccination is safe and effective to prevent pneumococcal diseases.
Malaysia has introduced pneumococcal vaccination in the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) for children since January 2020. MOH would like to extend the coverage of pneumococcal vaccination for children born before 2020, in effort to protect this group before the vaccine was introduced in the NIP.
Find out more about the Malaysian National Immunisation Programme: https://immunise4life.my/the-malaysian-national-immunisation-programme-nip/
Children born in 2018 and 2019 would be given one dose of PCV13 vaccination. Doses for children born in 2020 and after would be given based on the immunisation schedule at four months old; six months old; and 15 months old.
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