RM60mil for pneumococcal vaccination programme 'a real investment in public health', say experts

KUALA LUMPUR: The RM60mil allocation for pneumococcal vaccine to be included into the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) marks the end of the struggle of paediatricians and parents who have been demanding for the coverage for all children, says consultant paediatrician and neonatologist Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin.

In a joint open letter with MyHealth Outreach health activist Chan Li Jin to the Health Minister, Dr Musa said that having the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) included in the NIP meant making it available to all children for free.

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