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Inculcating the Importance of Routine Immunisations and the COVID-19 Vaccine Among Pregnant Women and Children

24 Nov 2021

Prof Nazimah Idris (in the photo above) is one of the speakers in this webinar

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has widely struck around the world and this has resulted in severe dangers towards maintaining optimal global health. One of the consequences is the disruption in routine immunisation in numerous countries which has mainly affected vulnerable individuals such as children and pregnant women. Hence, this has led to the increase in their susceptibility towards vaccine-preventable diseases. As such this project was carried out by the AMSA IMU Executive Committee in the hopes of educating the public regarding the importance of immunisation.

The aim of the project is to inculcate the importance of routine immunisations and the COVID-19 vaccine among pregnant women and children. To achieve this objective, we invited two guest speakers who are healthcare professionals with the relevant expertise and experience in maternal and child healthcare.

Event Details
Date 24 July 2021
Duration 10:30am – 12pm (GMT +8)
Platform Used Zoom
No of Committee Members involved 9
No of Participants 100

Overall, we believe that this project has achieved its intended outcome that is mainly to increase awareness of the significance of maternal and child health during COVID-19 as well as to highlight the importance of routine immunisation services and COVID-19 vaccine to mothers and children.

Prof Nazimah Idris Medical Director / Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Prof Nazimah presented on routine immunisation and Covid-19 vaccines for maternal and child care in Malaysian healthcare
Dr Vinod Bura Medical Officer in WHO Nepal Dr Vinod Bura gavea presentation on routine immunisation and Covid-19 vaccines in global level.

By exposing our target audience to various perspectives such as from a qualified Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and a Medical Officer from the World Health Organization (WHO), it has helped our audience to have a better understanding of how immunisation works and how important it is for children.

Based on feedback we have received, most of our audience found the webinar to be informative and engaging with some even citing the photoshoot session at the end to be the most fun part. In addition to that, they mentioned that this webinar helped to broaden their understanding towards how immunisation works and how they can play a part in this to strengthen herd immunity especially during this pandemic.

Written by Jaya Verman A/L Vishvanathan, Vice President, AMSA International Medical University

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