MOH planning to give TDAP vaccine to pregnant mothers

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says the mortality ratio of children under five years dropped significantly with a decrease of as much as 90.2% by 2020. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 28, 2022.

THE Health Ministry (MOH) is planning to introduce the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (TDAP) vaccine to pregnant women to reduce the diseases in new-born babies.

Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the national immunisation programme introduced by the government in the 1950s initially provided vaccines to protect children from two types of diseases: diphtheria and tetanus.

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