Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be the first one receiving the jab.
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UPDATE: Malaysia’s Covid-19 vaccinations will begin earlier on 24 February with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah receiving the first doses. Read more HERE.
The vaccines are coming soon and the Health Ministry expects up to 126,000 people will be vaccinated daily when the National Covid-19 Immunisation programme starts on 26 February.
According to reports by The Star, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba there will be 600 vaccination stations nationwide which include health clinics as well as government and private hospitals.
He added that there will be place seven vaccinators at each station with one vaccinator expected to be able to jab 30 individuals in one day. This means that one centre could vaccinate up to 210 people.
The first phase will start on 26 February.
How to register
For the rest of us, Science, Technology & Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that registrations will be open to the public starting next month and vaccination is done on a voluntary basis.
According to reports, he said, Malaysians can register via five methods:
- MySejahtera app
- Covid-19 The Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) website (which will be launched next week by the Prime Minister)
- Via a hotline (the number will be given later)
- Manual registration in public and private clinics and hospitals
- For Malaysians living rural areas, the Federal government will work with the state government to register recipients including senior citizens
Khairy also confirms that the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be the first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine, followed by the Health Director General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
When asked why the registration is needed, Khairy explained that the government is using the appointment management system to better handle the vaccination process.
Most countries give out vaccinations based on appointments. Asking people to just show up will create huge queues and wastage. Appointments management system will also assist with vaccine logistics – how many to send where.Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin
Perlu daftar untuk masuk appointments management system. Most countries give out vaccinations based on appointments. Asking people to just show up will create huge queues or wastage. Appointments management system will also assist with vaccine logistics – how many to send where. https://t.co/Ht4ZkPf73U— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) February 13, 2021
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