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17 Dec 2015

Injection of Anti-Typhoid at Komtar MPPP, Penang

Typhoid Fever, have you heard of it? Typhoid vaccination is currently compulsory for all Food and Beverages (F&B) handlers under the Malaysian Food Act 1983 and Food Hygiene Regulation 2009. Typhoid vaccination should be also considered for those traveling to countries where typhoid (Salmonella typhi) is common.



Once you enter the Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang ( Picture 1 ) turn left and you will notice the staircase on your right. Climb up the stair case to go up .


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( Picture 3 ) - Turn right , walk straight till you see (Picture 4 ) turn right till you see ( Picture 2) tell the Officer you are coming for the Anti- Typhoid Injection. You need to take a queue number.


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Fill in the form ( Picture 5) and wait for your Number to be called. You need to submit one recent IC Photograph (small size) and Mykad .After that you need to go down stairs to make your payment. See ( Picture 1 ) payment counter on your right. 

Malaysian Citizens  RM 37.10 ( inclusive GST )
Foreigner                RM 68.90 ( inclusive GST )


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For those who did not have their recent IC photo with them, you can take your IC Photo in the shop Colors & Colors B2-3-12 ( Picture 6) across to KFC same floor as Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang.

After payment climb up the stairs and submit the form to the Officer. Wait for the nurse to call . Once the nurse called, take out your shoe and walk in. The nurse will be there waiting for you.  Are you ready?


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The nurse was very skillful. The injection isn't painful at all.  

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After the injection you will be given a form ( Picture 8) . You need to attend the "CERAMAH" ( Lecture ) on the date given to you. The "CERAMAH" (Lecture) lasted about 45 minutes. After the "CERAMAH" ( Lecture ) you will be given " ANTI - TYPHOID card ( blue colour). - Picture 9. The card must be with you at all time, if during Penang Health Department inspection you were caught without the card, there will be a RM 50 penalty imposed. To maintain protection, revaccination is recommended every 3 years, so you need to go back to Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang. ( no need to attend the "CERAMAH" ( Lecture


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What is typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by bacteria called Salmonella Typhi.  It causes high fever, fatigue, weakness, stomach pains, headache, loss of appetite, and sometimes rashes. If it is not treated, about 30% of people who get it might die. Some people who get typhoid become “carriers,” who can spread the disease to others. Generally, people get typhoid from contaminated food or water. Therefore, it is important that we make sure that people who are handling our food are not carriers.

Typhoid strikes about 21 million people a year around the world and kills about 200,000. Some people who get the disease get it while traveling. If you are traveling to a country where typhoid is common, you should consider being vaccinated against typhoid. Visit our Clique Clinic to discuss your vaccination options.
Remember that you will need to complete your vaccination at least 1 week before you travel so that the vaccine has time to take effect. Typhoid vaccines lose effectiveness after several years (normally 2-3 years); if you were vaccinated in the past, check with our doctor to see if it is time for a booster vaccination.

You can get typhoid fever if you eat food or drink beverages that have been handled by a person who is shedding Salmonella Typhi or if sewage contaminated with Salmonella Typhi bacteria gets into the water you use for drinking or washing food. Therefore, typhoid fever is more common in areas of the world where hand-washing is less frequent and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage.

Once Salmonella Typhi bacteria are eaten or drunk, they multiply and spread into the bloodstream. The body reacts with fever and other signs and symptoms. You can get typhoid fever if you eat food or drink beverages that have been handled by a person who is shedding Salmonella Typhi or if sewage contaminated with Salmonella Typhi bacteria gets into the water you use for drinking or washing food. Therefore, typhoid fever is more common in areas of the world where hand-washing is less frequent and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage.


** We were glad that the Ministry organised the Food Handling Training which was compulsory for all food handlers including foreign workers. With the education provided we will learn to have a proper personal hygiene by wearing aprons and cap and wearing covered shoes. The most important practice for workers involved in food preparation at all eateries- washing hands with liquid soap after using the washroom as a prevention against water borne disease  such as typhoid. 

Pulau Pinang,
Paras 17, KOMTAR
Jalan Penang
10675 Pulau Pinang

Tel:   04-259 2020
Faks: 04-262 6260

Hotline : 04-2637637
04-2637000
http://aduan.mbpp.gov.my

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