KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital in Likas here became the first hospital in the country to conduct Covid-19 vaccinations for postnatal mothers.

In a statement on Monday (July 12), the state Information Department quoted hospital director Dr Marcus Netto as saying that they hoped more mothers would come forward to get vaccinated.

“We hope to encourage more postnatal and breastfeeding mothers, as well as expecting mothers, to get vaccinated.

“By ensuring they get vaccinated before they leave the hospital facility would help to increase their level to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection.

“The mobile programme is being done from ward to ward to ease mothers who just gave birth from visiting the vaccine administration centre, as they are in the high-risk group,” he said recently after the launch of the programme on July 8.

Some 13 postnatal mothers received their immunisation during the first day of the programme, added Dr Netto.

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