Vaccinations in Malaysia


MANDATORY VACCINATIONS
Name of vaccination When For
BCG At birth. Prevention of tuberculosis.

Hepatitis B

At birth, 1 month and 5 months. Prevention of Hepatitis B.
The triple (Diphtheria, tetanus and Pertussis) and polio 3-dose schedule (2-3 months, 3-4 months and 4-5 months) with booster shots given at 18 months-2 years and 5-7 years. In total, five shots. To prevent against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio.
Haemophilus influenzae B Given with the triple in three doses and the booster is given at 1½ years. To prevent against Haemophilus influenzae B.
Measles, mumps and rubella After one year old. This is given in two doses (at one year old and at school entry). To prevent against measles, mumps and rubella.

RECOMMENDED VACCINATION

Name of vaccination

When For
Influenza Given annually. To protect against influenza.
Chickenpox One jab for life. To protect against chickenpox.
Pneumococcal Given as three doses in the first six months and the booster after a year. Can be given with the triple shot. Prevent against pneumonia, meningitis and infections.
Rotavirus Given in three doses, a month apart. Given with the triple shot. To prevent against rotavirus infection.

Hepatitis A

Above the age of two, given in two doses, six months to a year apart. Protects for life against Hepatitis A.
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