ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd welcomes and encourages private paediatricians and private specialist clinics to participate in the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) which commenced on Feb 3, 2022.
ProtectHealth CEO Dato’ Dr Anas Alam Faizli said ProtectHealth would continue to assist and collaborate with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to maximise the implementation of PICKids through Private Medical Practitioners (PMPs).
PICKids was first implemented in the Klang Valley through hospitals for children with comorbidities and at the Vaccination Centres (PPV) Integrasi for children without any medical issues.
ProtectHealth’s PPVs, including PPV Integrasi, Offsite PPVs, and selected Private Hospital PPVs, are fully prepared and can accommodate children aged five to under 12 years old to be vaccinated and served to the highest standards.
Effective March 7, 2022, as announced by Deputy Health Minister Dato’ Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali on March 3, 2022, the Booking Management System was made available nationwide via the MySejahtera app for parents or guardians to register their children for PICKids.
This is part of the government’s ongoing effort to ensure the safety and well-being of children, including protection against the Omicron variant.
After the child has been registered as a vaccination dependent, parents or guardians can use the MySejahtera app to select their preferred PPV and schedule vaccination appointments at those locations. Before using the Booking Management System to book an appointment, updating the app to the most recent version is recommended.
Anas advises parents to get their children vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect them from serious complications, particularly Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
“In February, it was reported that seven children aged 18 and below in Malaysia have died of MIS-C due to Covid-19 infections and the cases have also been on an upward trend.
“Research has proven that the Pfizer vaccine on children aged five to 11 years old is effective and able to enhance immunity and reduce the risk of serious illness from Covid-19. Please protect your family,” he said.