Every infant born in Malaysia is entitled to a series of vaccines following the National Children Immunisation Programme.
The immunisation programme is an effort to protect the children from childhood preventable diseases.
All together there is a total of 12 vaccinations throughout a child’s years ranging from birth to 15 years old.
The program starts at birth with the BCG and Hepatitis B vaccine.
At the age of 15 years old, your child should receive the last vaccination shot for this programme.
All the vaccination can be done at any government hospitals or clinics for free!
You can also have it at private medical facilities but the cost is according to the facility themselves.
In the case where you have missed previous appointments of vaccination, you can simply visit your medical provider and reschedule the vaccination.
Vaccination should begin on your child’s first visit to the doctor.
After birth, you would have to do a routine medical visits for your child starting at 2 months old to observe your child’s development.
The frequency of visits gets lesser as your baby ages.
In case you’re a bit delayed, it’s okay, it’s never too late to get vaccinated!