Send kids who missed routine vaccinations for catch-up immunisation, ASAP

By GRAIG NUNIS Parents who did not bring their children for the three-dose diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP3) jabs and other vaccinations during the various Movement Control Orders (MCOs), can still get the injections from their family doctors, says Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) president, Dr Selva Kumar Sivapunniam. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the…

Berita MPA Newsletter May 2022

  Vaccinate Children to Complete the Cycle Dear Members of MPA, friends and colleagues, Sincere Greetings and Salam Sejahtera! The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted our lives and clinical practice since 11 March 2020. We have gone through 4 waves of COVID-19 virus strains; thanks to the introduction of vaccines in February 2021, we have managed…

The Anti-Vaxxers Need Tutorials In Biology 101 — Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Dr Zulkifli Ismail & Prof Mohd Farhan Rusli

Until and unless the authorities take a stern and uncompromising set of actions against anti-vaxxers, the general public will continue to be bombarded with fear-mongering, fake news, and misinformation.   The Ministry of Health MOH) survey in December 2020 showed that 16 per cent of Malaysian adults have refused the Covid-19 vaccines, while 17 per cent…

Dr N. Thiyagar receives Asian Paediatrician Award

For his excellent advocacy work in child and adolescent health, Dr N. Thiyagar (pic) received the outstanding Asian Paediatrician Award recently. The senior consultant paediatrician and adolescent medicine specialists received the award from the Asia Pacific Paediatric Association. However, due to logistics reasons, Dr Thiyagar, who is the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (Alor Star, Kedah) department head, had…