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Immunisation Schedule

Table 1:  Immunisation Schedule for National Immunisation Program, Ministry of Health Malaysia

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Note:

  • Vaccines given at government health facilities:
  • Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG), vaccine that gives protection against tuberculosis
  • DTaP is the combination of diphtheria(D), tetanus(T) and accelullar pertussis(aP)
  • DT is a booster dose which protects against diphtheria (D) and tetanus (T)
  • Hib is Haemophilus Influenza type B
  • MMR is the combination of Measles(M), Mumps(M) and Rubella(R)
  • MR vaccine provides protection against Measles (M) and Rubella (R). MR Dose 2 at 7 years old, until year 2022
  • JE is vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis. This vaccine is only provided in Sarawak
  • HPV is Human Papillomavirus. This vaccine is provided only for girls aged 13 years. Dose 2 is given 6 months after dose 1

Immunisation in the Immunisation Schedule, National Immunisation Program is provided FREE OF CHARGE in all Ministry of Health Malaysia facilities

Immunisation for children who have delayed first visit to the clinic (not given immunisation)

Immunisation should be started on the first visit for children who have delayed visit to the clinic for immunisation.
Below is the suggested schedule according to age for these children:

IMUNISATION VISITS

Age

< 2 Months

2 – 6 months

6 – 12 months

> 1 year & < 6 years (preschool)

First Visit
  • BCG
  • Hepatitis B (1ST dose)
  • BCG
  • Hepatitis B (1ST dose)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (1ST dose)
  • BCG
  • Hepatitis B (1ST dose)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (1ST dose)
  • BCG
  • Hepatitis B (1ST dose)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (1ST dose)
  • MMR
Second Visit ( 1 month later)
  • Hepatitis B (2nd dose)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (1ST dose)
  • Hepatitis B (2nd dose)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (2nd dose)
  • Hepatitis B (2nd dose)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (2nd dose)
  • Hepatitis B (dose 2)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (2nd dose)
Third Visit (1 month later)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (2nd dose)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (3rd dose)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (3rd dose)
  • Hepatitis B (dose 3)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (3rd dose)
Fourth Visit (2 months later)
  • Hepatitis B (3rd dose)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (3rd dose)
  • Hepatitis B (3rd dose)

 

  • Hepatitis B (3rd dose)

 

  • Hepatitis B (3rd dose)

 

At 12 months
  • MMR
  • MMR
  • MMR
At 18 months
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (booster)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (booster)
6 – 12 months after completed  DTaP-IPV//Hib 3rd dose
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (booster)
  • DTaP-IPV//Hib  (booster)

Only DT Vaccine to be given for children is 7 more than 7 years old.

For the subsequent dose please refer table 1 Immunisation Schedule

Suggested immunisation schedule for vaccines not listed in National Immunisation Program

Vaccines listed below are available in private hospitals or clinics

Vaccine Age/ duration of vaccination
Pneumococcal (conjugate vaccine) Recommended to complete 3 doses within the first year of life starting at 6 weeks of age.
Consult your doctor for the individual recommended schedule according to the age of child receiving the first dose.
Meningococcal Recommended for children travelling to high risk area.
Single dose provides immunity up to 3 years
Rotavirus Recommended first dose to be given after 6 weeks of age. Consult your doctor for the subsequent doses and intervals according to the manufacturer recommendation.
Varicella / chicken pox For children 12 months to 12 years: Single dose
For children above 12 years: 2 doses more than 4 weeks apart.
Hepatitis A For children above 1 year : 2 doses given 6-12 months apart.

 

Last Reviewed : 19 November 2015
Writer : Dr. Yeong May Luu
Accreditor : Dr. Hjh. Faridah bt. Abu Bakar