Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine

Easy access to third dose prudent for dental practitioners

KUCHING: Early access to the third vaccine dose like other healthcare workers is indeed prudent for dental practitioners, said the Malaysian Dental Association (MDA). This was due to the nature of practice, where dental practitioners constantly dealt in close proximity...

Booster shots? Conduct antibody test first

KUCHING: A virologist has cautioned the government against across-the-board Covid-19 booster shots for everyone or mandatory third vaccine shots for high risk individuals. Associate Professor in Virology of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Unimas, Dr Tan Cheng Siang,...

Booster shot aimed at keeping protection level up

KUCHING: A third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine does not imply that immunisation has been unsuccessful, says Dr Helmy Hazmi. The Associate Professor attached to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak stated that generally waning...

380 students get vaccine jabs in Mukah

MUKAH: Some 380 students received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the Dewan Suarah Mesra immunisation centre (PPV) here on Thursday (Sept 9) as the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) for those aged 18 years and below kicked...

Third dose jab up immune response

KUALA LUMPUR: A third dose of Covid-19 vaccine , given at an interval of six months after the second dose, can lead to a strong boost in immune response, with an increase of three to five folds in...

Almost 23 million vaccine administered as of yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 22,646,581 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered through the National Covid -19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) as of yesterday (Aug 4). Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba through an infographic shared on his Twitter,...

Call to arrange for walk-in appointments

SIBU: Members of the public aged 18 and above here who have yet to receive their Covid-19 vaccine are urged to call the nearby vaccination centre (PPV) immediately to arrange for walk-in vaccination appointment. Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee chairman...

46.7 pct of adults in Malaysia have received at least one dose of Covid vaccine

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 46.7 per cent of the adult population in Malaysia has received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine while 21.8 per cent have completed both doses, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said...

Majority of MPs have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine

KUALA LUMPUR: A majority of MPs have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun. He said another 35 MPs had received at least one dose of the vaccine, while four had not...

Empty syringe? This is serious if it’s true

KUCHING: Are people being injected with empty syringes at vaccination centres (PPVs) in the country? The Special Committee of Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) has been urged to look into these serious claims. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr...
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