People whose vaccination status has been revised to “incomplete" would be unable to benefit from the same privileges as those regarded to have completed their vaccine doses said Khairy.
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Those eligible to have a Covid-19 booster dose would have their vaccination status labelled “incomplete" if they do not receive their vaccinations by February of next year, according to Khairy Jamaluddin.
“If these group of individuals still have not got their booster shots after February 2022, their vaccination status will be changed to ‘incomplete’,” the Health Minister commented.
He said that people whose vaccination status has been revised to “incomplete" would be unable to benefit from the same privileges as those regarded to have completed their vaccine doses.
Sinovac vaccine recipients must receive booster doses before the February deadline.
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Meanwhile, people above the age of 60, regardless of vaccination type, will be needed to get a booster dose.
Khairy said that this was in accordance with the World Health Organisation's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts' guidelines (SAGE).
He noted that the idea was vetted and supported by the Covid-19 Immunisation Booster Task Force on Dec 8.
Khairy said that Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca vaccines have been authorised for distribution as booster doses at the moment.
He noted that people over the age of 18 should also get booster doses.
Booster doses for fully vaccinated individuals began nationally on Oct 13 to ensure that the immunity acquired after initial doses is maintained for an appropriate duration, particularly against the Delta variant.
Last month, Khairy warned that if booster doses delivery is not increased, Malaysia might face a new wave of Covid-19 infections.
Later yesterday, in a tweet, he said that as part of the government's commitment to scale up the booster shot vaccination programme, mega PPV (vaccination centres) will be reopened, beginning in the Klang Valley.
“All 60 and above or Sinovac recipients must get a booster latest by February 2022 to keep (their) fully vaccinated status.
“You will get your booster appointment on MySejahtera 180 days after the second dose (Pfizer or AstraZeneca) or 90 days after the second dose (Sinovac).
“You can also contact GPs near you at https://vaksincovid.protecthealth.com.my/find to register on the waiting list,” he said.
Source – The Star