Govt approves vaccinations for pregnant mothers to begin by year end

Published on 13 May 2024 9:36:16 PM

The government has approved the administration of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) vaccination to pregnant mothers, which will begin at year end, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.

He said the vaccinations were aimed at protecting newborn babies from pertussis or whooping cough.

He told the media after the 2024 National Immunisation Day celebrations and the National Immunisation Summit in Putrajaya on Monday (May 13).