Elucidating the value of childhood immunisation in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

01 Jun 2022
Elucidating the value of childhood immunisation
in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic
A group of paediatricians came together in a virtual satellite symposium held during the joint 11th Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society Biennial Scientific Meeting and the 42nd Annual Congress of the Malaysian Paediatric Association. The educational event, which was supported by GSK, served as a platform for the experts to review updates on paediatric respiratory diseases and discuss the importance of timely childhood immunisation. 

In his welcome speech, Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail highlighted the inclusion of two new vaccines in Malaysia’s National Immunisation Programme (NIP) and its impact on local vaccination practices. Subsequently, Dr Asiah Kassim delivered a presentation on the importance of paediatric pneumococcal vaccines in preventing childhood respiratory infections, followed by a second lecture from Dato’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin on optimising immunisation for children based on current data surrounding hexavalent combination vaccines.

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