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thestar.com.my 06 Aug, 2022 00:15 am

Better safe than sorry, say elderly

Better safe than sorry, say elderly
GEORGE TOWN: Despite spending most of his time at home, a septuagenarian battling various illnesses received his second booster shot just to be sure.

GEORGE TOWN: Despite spending most of his time at home, a septuagenarian battling various illnesses received his second booster shot just to be sure.“Since I fall under the high-risk category, it was good that I got my second booster.Although I only go out occasionally for meals, I feel safer after being vaccinated,” said Chen, a double-leg amputee who has diabetes, high blood pressure, and other illnesses, after receiving his second booster jab at the Ayer Itam health clinic yesterday.Retiree Kular Kanoo, 66, who is mostly outdoors, said he felt safer after receiving his second booster shot.

Dr Parvindarjit Kaur of the health clinic said those who got their first booster jabs six months ago or more should get the second booster if they are eligible.Dr Parvindarjit added that the second booster dose is currently being prioritised for those who are 60 and above, those above 18 with medical conditions, and also medical frontliners.

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