Earlier vaccinations for babies

By Tharanya Arumugam KUALA LUMPUR: Babies will be vaccinated for measles as early as 9 months effective from April following a sharp rise in the number of measles cases in the country. Health deputy director-general (Public Health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the Health Ministry would bring forward the first dose of measles–mumps– rubella…

Doctors say move is based on sound science

KUALA LUMPUR: The move by the Health Ministry to change its measles vaccination schedule is welcomed by medical experts. Malaysian Medical Association president Dr Ashok Zachariah Philip said immunising infants with measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine at 9 months, followed by a second dose at 12 months, would ensure a wider coverage of immunity.…

Anti-Vaccination Websites Use ‘Distorted’ Science, Researchers Find

5 November 2015 Many websites that promote unscientific views about vaccinations use pseudoscience and misinformation to spread the idea that vaccines are dangerous, according to a new study. For example, of the nearly 500 anti-vaccination websites examined in the study, nearly two-thirds claimed that vaccines cause autism, the researchers found. However, multiple studies have shown…

Positive Parenting : Protect for life

Vaccination is the most effective way to protect your child from fatal infections and diseases. – Prof Dr Zulkifli Ismail, Consultant Paediatrician Before the age of modern medicine, infectious outbreaks were common and often resulted in death. People lived in dirty conditions, where germs spread easily.No one knew how to prevent, much less treat these…

MISK Booklet 2005

Message from MISK Chairman Under the best circumstances, bringing up a child is not an easy task. As your child begins to crawl and explore, the home surrounding can be truly dangerous as they are not aware of the danger the home surrounding can pose to them. As a result, children below the age of…