Additional immunisation for children under five in Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – All children under five-years in Sabah will be given an additional immunisation in stages to ensure the proliferation of the polio virus can be stopped.

‘’A methodical plan is being drawn up and the giving of the additional immunisation will be implemented as soon as possible,’’ said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement yesterday.

He said immunisations for children who had missed the procedure in the area where a polio case was confirmed and its surroundings had been implemented to ensure the polio immunisation coverage was boosted.

Until December 14, 2019, 59 children, from two months to 15 years, in the areas which had been overlooked for immunisations, had been given the polio vaccine. All the children involved were non-citizens, he said.