malaymail.com 03 May, 2021 11:00 am

Covid-19 vaccine registration: Putrajaya near 100pc but other places including in Klang Valley at 50pc or lower

Covid-19 vaccine registration: Putrajaya near 100pc but other places including in Klang Valley at 50pc or lower
KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Sign-ups for Covid-19 vaccination in Malaysia have risen to over nine million but official statistics show that just one part of the country is close to fully registered. Out of all 14 states and federal territories, Putrajaya was the only one with almost 100 per cent...

Yesterday (May 2) the registration for AstraZeneca vaccines was made available via separate appointments only, as opposed to the national immunisation programme — which currently does not allow registrants to choose between the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac vaccines used in the programme.National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said 8,000 cancelled their vaccine registrations on MySejahtera when they announced the use of AstraZeneca under the NIP.Malaysia is currently in phase two of the immunisation programme targeted for those exceptionally vulnerable to Covid-19, including senior citizens, persons with disabilities and those with chronic illnesses.The divergent AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine programme announced last month after concerns emerged that the European-made vaccine could cause dangerous side effects.

Although the World Health Organisation has since assured people that the risk of contracting and dying from the Covid-19 disease is significantly higher than getting dangerous side effects from the vaccine, fears still remain.As of May 2, Malaysia’s seven-day average is 3,153 cases, active cases are 30,339 the death toll is at 1,533 while total cases sits at 415,012.

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