‘ShallWEETalk?’ this week will discuss Covid-19 booster dose

Wee Hong Seng (file photo)

KUCHING, Nov 19: Kuching South City Council (MKBS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng has invited members of the public to join his weekly Facebook Live talk session titled ‘ShallWEETalk?’ this week for a discussion on the facts and matters related to the third dose of Covid-19 vaccines, or booster doses.

Wee in a statement today said the talk show will be join by Dr Ooi Mong How, a Senior Consultant Pediatrician from the Department of Pediatrics.

According to him, Dr Ooi Mong How is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Health and Community Medicine, UNIMAS and a medical doctor trained at the University of Malaya and a PhD graduate from the University of Liverpool.


“He is also the expertise in the research areas of infectious diseases, particularly viral infectious diseases,” he said.

He explained that among the questions that will be discussed during the Live Talk sessions are ‘What is booster dose? What is third dose? Are they different things? Why do we need a third or a booster dose? Is it fine with just two doses?’.

“This includes questions such as ‘If we do need three doses, what next? When to take a third or booster dose? Should I get the same or different type of vaccine? Which option would be better? Identical type for all three jabs or mix and match? What are the risks and side effects? Are these options equally safe? How do these vaccines work? Do they work well in a mix and match manner?’,” he added.

For anyone who wishes to know and understand more about booster doses, they are welcome to join the talk which will be held live this Saturday (Nov 20), at 1.30pm on Wee’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DatoWeeHongSeng. — DayakDaily