Immunisation available for undocumented kids, says minister

KUALA LUMPUR: The health ministry says immunisation services are available for all children including those without documentation at health facilities nationwide.

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said however that those who fail to provide proof of identity as a citizen will be charged the immunisation fee based on the Children Healthcare Services Fee under the Fees (Medical) (Cost of Services) Order 2014.

“Fees that are chargeable on children with no documentation are RM40 for registration, consultation and medication for five days’ supply, and an additional RM40 for immunisation.

“This vaccination service is available at all ministry health facilities except at community clinics,” he said in the Dewan Rakyat today.

He was responding to a question from Ma’mun Sulaiman (Warisan-Kalabakan) who wanted the ministry to explain the procedure for children born in Malaysia but were without documentation, such as birth certificates, to be given immunisation.