Vaccines do not save lives, vaccination does! Below shows the typical ages for mandatory and other recommended vaccinations in Malaysia. However, the exact age for the other recommended vaccine is at the discretion of your child’s doctor. So if you have missed a vaccination date, worry not! Your paediatrician can make the necessary date adjustment for your child.
You can download a PDF copy of our 2016 Recommended Immunization Chart for Children from Birth to 16 years old.Download PDF
Vaccines in the National Immunisation Programme (NIP)
|BCG||Tuberculosis (TB) – contagious and fatal, which could result in lung damage, TB meningitis and bone disease.|
|HepatitisB||Hepatitis B – a viral infection that can lead to jaundice or liver cancer, spread through sexual contact, blood transfusion.|
Diphtheria – causes the obstruction of the airway and can lead to heart and brain damage.
Pertussis (Whooping cough) – severe, prolonged coughing fits that can cause lung and brain infections.
Tetanus (Lockjaw) – severe muscle spasm that can lead to death.
|Polio||Poliomyelitis (Polio) – permanent muscle weakness that can cause paralysis, especially of the legs.|
Measles – highly contagious, characterized by fever, cough, runny nose and rashes. May be complicated by pneumonia, encephalitis, otitis media (middle ear infection).
Mumps – Highly infectious, causes swelling of the glands behind the jaw. May result in inflammation of the testis resulting in sterility.
Rubella (German measles) – may be passed by pregnant women to their babies, resulting in congenital rubella syndrome.
|Hib||Haemophilus influenza tybe b (Hib) – inflammation of membranes around the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), pneumonia, bronchitis, bacteraemia, ear infection, and epiglottitis.|