The refute comes after a Klang resident claims he saw many liquid-filled syringes on a table at the injection booth.
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In response to a Klang resident who purportedly said he was shot with an ‘empty’ Covid-19 vaccine syringe, Selangor State Health Department (JKNS) has rejected the claims saying it is “quite impossible” to be injected with an empty syringe.
Selangor Health Director Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman said in a statement yesterday (7 July) that vaccination centres always ensure that the Health Ministry’s SOPs are followed and that the vaccination process is at the optimum level.
That said, it is mandatory for a minimum of two personnel to administer vaccines at every station. One will act as the vaccinator while the other will prepare it and also serve as a witness while the vaccination is administered.
In more detail, the person preparing the vaccine will make the necessary preparations to withdraw the vaccine from the vial into a special syringe with the predetermined amount.
They will then pass the syringe over to the person administering the vaccine or place it into a special container nearby, ensuring no empty syringes are placed on the vaccinator’s trolley.
Before administering the vaccine, the vaccinator will then ensure what type of vaccine will be used on the recipient which is based on the tagging made during the registration process.
After the inoculation process, done via an intramuscular injection, the emptied syringe will then be disposed of accordingly in a specific bin.
In addition, vaccinators involved are qualified and trained personnel who have been formally appointed by JKNS
Not the first time the inoculation process has been questioned
Back in May, the issue of being underdosed first popped up when a vaccine recipient reviewed a selfie video of him getting vaccinated and noticed he did not receive the full dose.
He also claimed the person who injected the vaccine did not write her name on his consent form, which he was informed was part of the standard procedure.
This prompted other vaccine recipients to review their videos and a directive was then issued to medical personnel assisting in the Covid-19 vaccination efforts under ProtectHealth Malaysia to show recipients the vaccine-filled syringes.
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