Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has revealed that 34.4% of the adult population in Malaysia has yet to get the Covid-19 vaccine booster dose. That amounts to approximately 7.5 million people in our country.
Furthermore, out of the number, Khairy said that 2.1 million are recipients of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine and another 835000 are senior citizens. He then urged the two categories above to take the booster dose by 1 April 2022 or risk losing their ‘fully vaccinated’ status in MySejahtera.
The Health Minister shared the statistic in a tweet on Saturday (19 March 2022), where he also shared how to book the Covid-19 vaccine booster appointment through MySejahtera. This can be done by following these steps:
- Clicking on the Covid-19 vaccination icon
- Selecting the vaccine recipient’s name
- Click on the link under ‘Booster dose appointment’
- Select vaccine type and the vaccination centre of choice
- Double-check your particulars and click ‘Verify’
- A message will confirm your booster appointment
Back in February, Khairy has already reminded Sinovac recipients aged 18 and above to get the booster dose or lose their fully vaccinated status. However, it seems that many didn’t heed the advice and have since lose their ‘fully vaccinated’ status.
Given that our country will enter the endemic phase on 1 April as well as reopen the international border, it is important for the population to get the booster dose to further protect against the Covid-19 virus. Furthermore, losing your ‘fully vaccinated’ status on MySejahtera also means losing some freedom, including dining-in at restaurants and entering certain premises.
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