vaccination

Breastfeed, practise good hygiene and vaccinate your babies to protect them from pneumonia, a leading cause of death among children under five years old. This was the message of experts speaking at a media dialogue about “Combatting Childhood Pneumonia In Malaysia: What’s Next?”. Consultant paediatrician and Immunise4Life (IFL) Technical Committee chairman Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail
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Falling ill is no fun, especially during the holiday season when you’re looking forward to your vacation. After all, who wouldn’t look forward to trading their formal work shoes for some summer flip-flops or winter boots, and spending some much needed time with family in a relaxing environment? So after months of planning, the day
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Living here on the equator, we tend to ignore the annual arrival of the influenza season, which comes with winter in the temperate climates of the northern (December to February) and southern hemispheres (June to August). Perhaps we think that our year-round sunny, warm weather protects us against contracting this highly contagious respiratory infection. However,
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In Malaysia, the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) was introduced in the early 1950s, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI). While the EPI recommends that all countries immunise against six childhood diseases, our NIP has gone further and expanded protection against 12 major childhood diseases. (Related story: Are vaccines really dangerous
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