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Consult Experts If You Doubt Covid-19 Vaccination For Your Children – MMA

MMA acknowledges there are some parents who are worried about adverse reactions from the Covid-19 vaccine.

Children at a Covid-19 vaccination centre (PPV) in Dewan Serbaguna Luyang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Picture from Twitter @JKJAVMY.

The Malaysian Medical Association echoes the Prime Minister when he said that the government never forced Covid-19 vaccination on children aged 5-11. 

It is a laudable decision that has been taken by the government when it comes to the PICKids. 

Children aged five to 11 years of age is the last cohort (discounting those under five) that has yet to be vaccinated. 

Many parents are worried about clusters being reported from educational institutions and rightly so, as there are reports of severe Covid-19 infection among children, albeit in small numbers.

We too know of parents who are worried about adverse reactions from the Covid-19 vaccine and are hesitant to subject their children to the vaccine.

To these parents, MMA advises them to speak to either their paediatricians or family doctors for verified information before coming up with their wise decision on the need to vaccinate their children.

Dr Koh Kar Chai is president of the Malaysian Medical Association.

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