Due to the prevalent #CucukMYAZ hashtag that has been circulating all social media platforms, many recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine have taken it upon themselves to document their vaccination experiences.
Most people tend to start recording as soon as they leave their house but recording the jab itself is considered the money shot.
The same can be said for marketer Anoogrehan Manoharan, who recorded his jab on May 19.
Everything seemed fine until he went home to review the footage. He immediately noticed that something was off about the dosage he received at the vaccination centre.
He told Malaysiakini that he felt it was strange how the dosage that was injected into him seemed lesser than others. Since he had been watching other videos prior to his turn at the vaccination centre, he noticed this discrepancy as soon as he watched the video.
After seeking feedback from his friends in the medical field, many corroborated his suspicions by saying that there might be a huge possibility that he received a smaller dose.
The 48-year-old alleged that the medical practitioner that administered his vaccination also forgot to write his name on the agreement form. He only found this out after going back to the centre to file a complaint.
Anoogrehan received his AstraZeneca vaccine at approximately 10am at the World Trade Center Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL).
When asked about any side effects that he might have had post-vaccination, Anoogrehan only noted a slight soreness at the entry point of the jab.
For your additional information, one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is 0.5ml. To the untrained eye, the liquid will look as if it has filled up half of a 1ml syringe. The syringe in the video filmed by Anoogrehan shows that it was far lesser than that.
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At the moment, the incident is being investigated by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) alongside another case related to the same situation. Both cases happened at WTCKL on May 19.
CITF is looking into these allegations and they have confirmed the identities of both vaccine recipients. They also emphasised that they prioritise the quality of service of all practitioners under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP).
They reassured the public that they will not hesitate to take action against those who did not adhere to the SOPs when it comes to administering vaccinations.
Due to this unfortunate incident, many recipients have encouraged others to record the jab just in case anything goes awry during the process.
If there’s anything to take away from this story, it is that we all have to remain vigilant because mistakes can happen, especially due to exhaustion from front-liners, so it’s best we do our part in ensuring our own health and safety.