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Child vaccination follow up at KK

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 23, 2020 2:09 AM

ahbeh11 8 months

hi, my baby will be 12 months old tomorrow, and will be due for his vaccination MMR dose 2 at KK. In the current covid 19 outbreak situation, plus the Movement Restriction Order in place, is it ok for us to delay his MMR dose 2 vaccination to a later date ? (ie: few weeks after this, or when he is 13 months old). As we afraid that bring him to clinic at current situation might expose him to the bigger risk of Covid 19.
(Note: He followed 100% all the vaccination since born till now, include the MMR dose 1 at age 9 months. And currently healthy and normal in all aspects through out all the KK follow up).

Your advise pls, thanks.

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, any clinic appoinment is assign to follow as scheduled. I understand that you are worried about current COVID-19 outbreak. Nevertheless, vaccine can protect your baby against other pathogens. To minimize the risk of transmission, please follow these steps.

These are the guidelines from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Last Updated: Mon Mar 23 2020 02:09:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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