Phase 2 Covid-19 vaccination to begin on April 19 in 8 states Khairy
0 month ago, 05-Apr-2021
Healthcare workers preparing to open the Stadium Perpaduan, Petra Jaya in Kuching for the first phase of the Sarawak Covid-19 Vaccination Programme which began Feb 26 till March 31. – File photo
PUTRAJAYA (April 5): Phase two of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, covering senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PwD) and those with chronic diseases, will begin on April 19 in eight states, said the programmes Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
Phase two will kick off with Kedah, Melaka, Penang,Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganuand the Federal Territory of Labuan, to be followed a few days later by other states according to the readiness of the vaccination centres and staff, he said.
Khairysaid potential vaccine recipients would be notified of their appointment dates through the MySejahteraapplication from today.
Notifications will be sent out at least 14 days before the appointment date for receiving the vaccine, with reminders to be sent three days and one day in advance via short messaging service and call centres, he told a joint press conference with Health MinisterDatuk Seri Dr Adham Baba on the immunisation programme here today.
He said attendance is compulsory for those who have registered and pressed the button for confirmation to receive the vaccine, as thorough preparations have been made by vaccination centres and the allocated vaccines should not go to waste. – Bernama
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