Residents of Pahang who *received* appointments for COVID-19 vaccine booster dose through the MySejahtera application are urged to adhere to their appointments.
Pahang Residents Urged To Adhere To Their COVID Booster Dose Appointments
Residents of Pahang who received appointments for COVID-19 vaccine booster dose through the MySejahtera application are urged to adhere to their appointments, according to State Health (JKNP) director Datuk Dr Nor Azimi Yunus.
This, she said, is because the vaccine booster dose is necessary to maintain immunity against COVID-19 infection six months after the vaccine’s second dose is received.
40% of Pahang residents who received appointment dates failed to show up for their booster vaccinations. Dr Nor Azimi said certain residents in the state remained ‘reluctant’ to get their booster doses despite the fact that 1.02 million individuals were eligible when Pahang began the booster dose programme began on Oct 15.
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“Even though 1.02 million residents were confirmed to have received their two-dose vaccine and are eligible for the booster dose, as of Dec 5, only 8.4 percent or 85,788 individuals received the (booster) vaccine," she said in a statement today.
JKNP is now pursuing cooperative programmes with the Disaster Operations Control Center (PKOB) and District Health Offices (PKD), as well as with populated areas like mosques and supermarkets, in order to raise public awareness about the importance of booster doses.
“Although taking the vaccine booster shots is a voluntary decision, we should make good choices in order to protect ourselves and others. The vaccine is proven to be able to lessen the severity of (COVID-19) infection and complications arising from the infection," she added.
Source – BERNAMA