Free webinar series on COVID-19 vaccine

Free webinar series on COVID-19 vaccine

Live Webinar on every Wednesday from 7th April - 5th May 2021 at 3 PM (Kuala Lumpur Time). This webinar series aim to:

  • Address common questions and concerns of the health care workers who will implement phase 2 and phase 3 of COVID-19 immunization.
  • Experience sharing from phase 1 COVID-19 immunization, clinical case presentation and introducing Malaysian COVID-19 vaccination guidelines

Weekly Topics:





7 April 2021

Overview of COVID-19 vaccines - current evidence on efficacy; priority group

- Vaccine efficacy from studies and real-life data

- Priority groups for vaccination and the evidence behind them

Dr. Benedict Sim, 

Infectious Disease (ID) Physician,

Hosp Sg. Buloh

Dr. Kalaiarasu Peariasamy, 


Institute for Clinical Research

14 April 2021

Vaccinating the frail, the elderly and those under palliative care.

- Safety of vaccines in the frail and elderly

- Efficacy of vaccines in the frail and elderly

- Ethics of vaccinating those under palliative care

Dr. Rizah Mazzuin Razali 


Kuala Lumpur Hospital


Dr. Richard Lim

Palliative Medicine Physician,

Selayang Hospital

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifah Faridah Syed Omar,

ID Physician,

University Malaya Medical Center

21 April 2021

Side effects and concerns about vaccination

- Severe non-allergic side effects of vaccine

- Risk factors for severe side effects

- Patients that require preassessment prior to vaccination

- Possible thrombotic complications after vaccines?

Dr. Low Lee Lee, 

ID Physician, Hosp. Sultanah Bahiyah

Dr. Ong Tien Lee

Neurologist, Hosp. Sg. Buloh

Dr. Veena Selvaratnam,


Hospital Ampang

Dr. Nor'Aishah Abu Bakar

Public Health Physician, 

Head of COVID-19 Immunization Task Force, 

Deputy Director, Medical Care Quality Section, Medical Development Division, MOH.

28 April 2021

Allergy and anaphylaxis concerns about COVID-19 vaccines

- Risks of allergies / anaphylaxis to these vaccines from studies

- Recognizing anaphylaxis

- Setting up your vaccination centre to prepare for anaphylaxis

- Quick overview of management of anaphylaxis

Dr. Tang Min Moon, Dermatologist, HKL

Dr. Mohd Faizal, Immunologist, IMR

Dr. Soo Kok Foong, Emergency Medicine Physician,

Hosp. Sg. Buloh

Prof. Dr. Ammu K Radhakrishnan,


Monash University Malaysia

5 May 2021

1. Vaccination in Pregnancy

- Maternal and child outcome of COVID-19 patients

- Safety of vaccines in pregnant women and infants of breastfeeding mothers

2. Lessons learnt from phase 1 roll-out of vaccines

Dr. Muniswaran Ganeshan

O&G Specialist, WCHKL

Dr. Norzaihan binti Hassan

Family Medicine Specialist

Klinik Kesihatan Bandar Kota Bharu

Dr. Noel Thomas Ross, Acute Internal Medicine, HKL


By Ministry of Health, Malaysia

2nd Edition, April 2021 - click here (This webinar series were based on the 2nd edition)

After the webinars, MOH Malaysia has released a series of new guidelines based on latest COVID-19 vaccine development.

  • Guidelines On COVID-19 Vaccination In Pregnancy And Breastfeeding, Version 2 (23rd June 2021) - click here
  • Clinical Guidelines on COVID-19 Vaccination in Malaysia, 3rd edition (5th July 2021) - click here

For updated information, please refer to MOH Malaysia's website

How to join the webinar?

There are 6 ways to watch the webinar live every Wednesday at 3:30 PM (GMT+8). You can join us live using your preferred social media account or one of the options below. Don't forget to use to ask questions. As usual our event code is #hcsmMY

How to get CPD points?

We will broadcast the online attendance form during the live webinar session. The link will also be posted on our Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Please double-check your email address before submitting. Any mistake in your email address, you will not get the certificate of attendance.

Are these webinars recognized NSR CPD, MMA CPD and MYCPD? 

Yes. These webinars have approval from NSR CPD and MYCPD. At this moment, we are still waiting for MMA CPD approval. (last updated 4th April 2021 @ 13:46)


For MYCPD users, medical doctors (with HCP 2.0) have approval from MYCPD admin but the other MYCPD admins asked their respective users to upload their e-cert and claim CPD point as unscheduled event. 

For NSR CPD users, here is the event IDs for each webinar

Do you have other questions?

Do go this webpage to understand how this webinar series work and hopefully, you can find your answer here (click here).

This is a weekly live webinar jointly organized by Malaysian Society of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases (MyICID) & Institute for Clinical Research (ICR), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Malaysia.