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Covid-19 Vaccine For Kids Starts On 3 Feb, Parents Can Book Appointments In MySJ

Covid-19 Vaccine For Kids Starts On 3 Feb, Parents Can Book Appointments In MySJ

The Pfizer vaccine is proven safe for children in studies conducted by the Health Ministry.

Adeline Leong

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The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Kids (PICKids) for children aged between 5 and 11 will start on 3 February soon.

This news might be a relief to many parents seeing that the Omicron wave has arrived in Malaysia.

READ MORE: Omicron Wave Is Here, But High Vax Rates Might Help Reduce Its Severity, Says KJ

The Health Ministry (KKM) will be receiving the first batch of vaccines for children tomorrow (28 January 2022).

According to KKM, the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in children.

Children with comorbidities and who are at high risk for severe Covid-19 infections will be prioritised and they’ll receive their vaccine doses at hospitals in the Klang Valley.

The children without any comorbidities will receive their vaccine doses at vaccination centres (PPVs).

Those with a history of severe allergies or anaphylaxis against medicines, food, or unknown ingredients aren’t eligible for the vaccination.

The vaccines will soon be given in schools in collaboration with the Education Ministry (KPM) and also at off-site vaccination centres, private clinics and through outreach programmes at a later date.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said the ministry had conducted studies and proved that the Pfizer vaccine is safe for children to use.

We estimate around four million children aged five to 12 qualify to receive this vaccine and I want to emphasise that it is safe as proven by studies published on January 20, 2022 by the Paediatric College, Academy of Medicine Malaysia.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali

How to make an appointment?

To get an appointment, parents can register their children as dependents under the MySejahtera app.

An app update will be uploaded on the Playstore today.

Upon registering, parents should receive a link for them to make an appointment for their child.


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