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Give your child the protection they need with Pneumococcal Vaccination.

*This package covers up to RM1200 only

Frequently Asked Questions

Pneumococcal disease is caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae, of which there are over 90 different serotypes1. In Malaysia, the 5 common serotypes – serotypes 14, 6B, 19A, 6A and 19F account to about three-quarters of S. pneumoniae isolates causing Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) among Malaysian children under 5 years old7. This bacteria can be spread easily through sneezing or cough and may cause sinus, middle ear infection and brain inflammation, complications and death1,2. The pneumococcal vaccine will protect your child from infection caused by the bacteria3.

  • Children that are younger than 2 years old6.
  • Children with certain illnesses such as diabetes, immune compromising conditions, chronic heart, lung, kidney or liver disease6.
  • Children with cochlear implants or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks6.

  • Eligible individuals will enjoy a complimentary 12-months interest-free instalment of RM1,200 for pneumococcal vaccine. Speak to your child's treating physician to find out more.
  • Approved individuals will repay by way of equal monthly instalments of RM100 per month across 12 calendar months.

  • All UOB Malaysia credit card members are eligible for this programme.
  • Subject to the approval of UOB Malaysia, you shall be bound by the further terms and conditions by your bank. For more information, please check with your bank directly.

Speak to your child's treating physician to find out more information about this interest-free financing program for vaccinations.

Please visit UOB Malaysia website at https://www.uob.com.my/personal/cards/all-cards page to learn more.

  • No, there are no hidden fees or extra costs associated with this programme.
  • However, in the event of late repayment etc., UOB Malaysia may impose associated fees in accordance with the agreement that you have with your bank. For more information, please check with your bank directly.

There are two options that you could participate in this programme:

  1. If your child's treating physician is participating in this programme, speak to him/her to learn more.
  2. Speak to our doctors via DOC telehealth service to find out more. If your child is eligible, you may proceed to select a clinic from the list of participating clinics to make vaccination appointment.

  • Upon the verification of your details and medical prescription, you will receive a secured and encrypted payment link via email.

  • Upon successful payment, you will receive four unique QR codes via email.
  • Please present QR code to the clinic for scanning and verification before making the payment.

Please reach out to our friendly Customer Service Team at contact@DoctorOnCall.com.my.

All four(4) QR codes are valid for fifteen(15) months from the date of issuance.

Please speak to your child's treating physician directly to find out more.

No additional steps required. Please proceed to make an appointment with the clinic as you typically would and follow respective clinic standard operating procedure.

  • No. All QR codes generated are tagged to your selected clinic. The redemption by another clinic will not be successful if your QR code does not match the selected clinic’s credentials.
  • Please reach out to our friendly Customer Service Team at contact@DoctorOnCall.com.my if you require further assistance.

Please speak to your child's treating physician directly to find out more.

Unfortunately, once the transaction has been confirmed, we will not be able to process any refunds due to the associated upfront fees imposed by our partners. Please reach out to our friendly Customer Service Team at contact@DoctorOnCall.com.my to find out more.

Please reach out to our friendly Customer Service Team at contact@DoctorOnCall.com.my to initiate the partial refund process.

Please reach out to our friendly Customer Service Team at contact@DoctorOnCall.com.my . We would be happy to assist you further.

Yes, pneumococcal vaccine can be given as part of the routine immunisation schedule, and may be administered around the same time as other childhood vaccines -DTP or DTPa, Hib, IPV, Hepatitis B vaccines, MMR and varicella vaccines5. Speak to your child's treating physician to find out more.

Like other medicines, vaccines may have some common and short term side effect like: - pain or tenderness on injected spot - fever3. Speak to your child's treating physician to find out more.

Although vaccination substantially reduces the chances of catching the disease, a small possibility of developing the disease still exists3. Speak to your child's treating physician to find out more.

Pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for infants and young children as early as 2 months4. Speak to your child's treating physician to find out more.

Abbreviation:
DTP or DTPa= Diphtheria, tetanus, or acellular pertussis vaccine
Hib= Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
IPV= Inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
MMR= Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine

References

  1. Chapter 11: Pneumococcal | CDC. Retrieved on May 11, 2021 from
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt11-pneumo.html
  2. Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine For Children Below Five Years Old | MOH. Retrieved on May 11, 2021 from
    https://www.moh.gov.my/moh/resources/auto%20download%20images/587f11568fcaa.pdf
  3. Pneumococcal Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know | CDC. Retrieved on May 11, 2021 from
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/public/index.html#side-effects
  4. Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations | CDC. Retrieved on May 11, 2021 from
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/hcp/recommendations.html
  5. Administering Pneumococcal Vaccines | CDC. Retrieved on May 11, 2021 from
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/hcp/administering-vaccine.html
  6. Risk Factors and Transmission | CDC. Retrieved on May 11, 2021 from
    https://www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/about/risk-transmission.html
  7. Pneumococcal Serotype Distribution And Antibiotic Susceptibility In Malaysia |PUBMED. Retrieved on May 11, 2021 from
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30572022/
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