Sunday, May 06, 2012

Immunisations.

The National Immunisation Programme provides routine childhood immunisations for various infectious diseases. Most are recommended nationwide; others are only required in Sabah and Sarawak. The vaccines are provided for free by the government. This chart will help you see when your baby will be offered immunisations, what they are for and how they are given. If you gave birth in a private facility, you will receive an immunisation record booklet or card that will include additional vaccines. These are optional and you will have to pay for them. The timing of the vaccinations may also differ slightly from hospital to hospital, and even from doctor to doctor.

Your baby's ageImmunisation offeredHow it is given
BirthTuberculosis1 injection
Hepatitis B1 injection
1 month oldHepatitis B1 injection
2 months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) / polio (see below) / Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
(DTaP/IPV/Hib)
1 injection
3 months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) / polio (see below) / Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
(DTaP/IPV/Hib)
1 injection
5 months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) / polio (see below) / Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
(DTaP/IPV/Hib)
1 injection
6 months oldHepatitis B1 injection
Measles (Sabah only)1 injection
9 months oldJapanese encephalitis (Sarawak only)1 injection
10 months oldJapanese encephalitis (Sarawak only)1 injection
1 yearMeasles, mumps and rubella
(MMR)
1 injection
18 months oldDiptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) / polio (see below) / Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
(DTaP/IPV/Hib)
1 injection
Japanese encephalitis (Sarawak only)1 injection
4-5 yearsJapanese encephalitis (Sarawak only)1 injection
6-7 yearsMeasles, mumps and rubella (booster)
(MMR)
1 injection
7 yearsDiphtheria & tetanus / polio (before starting school)
(DT/IPV)
1 injection
12 yearsDiphtheria & tetanus / polio
(DT/IPV)
1 injection
13 yearsHuman papillomavirus (given if parents agree)
(HPV)
1 injection
• 2nd dose 1 month later
• 3rd dose 6 months later

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