According to The Sun Daily, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin has revealed that Malaysians will need to sign up to get the jab as registration will be made available on the MySejahtera app soon.
He shared that the COVID-19 vaccines will be administered voluntarily and Malaysians must indicate their willingness to be vaccinated once it’s available in the country.
“The government is looking to distribute the vaccine to Malaysians who are 18 years old and above. However, the first group to receive the vaccine will be the frontliners and those who are at high risk,” said KJ during a press conference at Parliament yesterday (5 Jan).
According to CodeBlue, the government aims to finalise the National Vaccination Plan by this Thursday and it is scheduled to start in February once the first batch of vaccines arrives.
In preparation for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, the government is procuring 55 special freezers valued at RM6.7 million which will be placed at 55 urban locations.
The next phase involves 6.2 million vaccines which are due to arrive in April and May. In total, the government current plan is to procure enough vaccines to cover 82.8% of the population.
Meanwhile, the vaccines will not be offered to children due to the lack of clinic trials. It will only be administered to Malaysians who are 18 years old and above.