Sinovac Recipients And Senior Citizens Can Still Get Their Booster Doses Until March 31

Sinovac Recipients And Senior Citizens Can Still Get Their Booster Doses Until March 31
Source – The Star

The deadline for all senior citizens aged 60 years and older, as well as Sinovac recipients aged 18 years and older, to get their booster dose in order to be completely vaccinated, has been extended to March 31.


Sinovac Recipients And Senior Citizens Can Still Get Their Booster Doses Until March 31

The deadline for all senior citizens aged 60 years and older, as well as Sinovac recipients aged 18 years and older, to get their booster dose in order to be completely vaccinated, has been extended to March 31.

According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, from April 1, the groups’ completely vaccinated status would be modified to ‘incomplete’ if they have not yet received the booster dose.

The deadline set previously, which was Feb 28, has now been extended until March 31,” he said.

According to him, 97.5 percent of the adult population had received a complete dose of the vaccine as of yesterday, while 60.7 percent of the fully vaccinated adult population had received a booster dose.

Meanwhile, Khairy said that out of 194 Covid-19 cases classified as categories three, four, or five reported on Wednesday, 45 cases were not vaccinated or were not fully vaccinated; 108 cases received two doses but did not get a booster dose; and 41 cases received a booster dose.

It means those who experienced severe symptoms now are those who have no vaccination or no booster dose protection,” he said.

Source - Lowyat.net

Malaysia reported 31,199 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, with 20,399 recoveries.

While we are seeing an increase in daily cases as well as more hospital admissions, the vaccine is showing excellent effectiveness in protection from more severe infection.

Especially (for) adults or seniors who have received a booster dose, teenagers who have been fully vaccinated with two doses…that is why we have only seen a slight increase in admissions to the intensive care unit and deaths due to Covid-19,” he said.

Khairy said that the Ministry of Health (MOH) received 1,758 complaints of Adverse Effects Following Immunisation (AEFI) during the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), which began in February 2021 and ended on February 18 this year.

He stated that 595 of the reports received were for fatalities, and an investigation by the Covid-19 Vaccine Special Pharmacovigilance Committee (JFK) revealed 443 completed reports indicating ‘no causal association has been established at this time,’ while the remaining 152 reports were still under investigation.

Khairy said that the Ministry of Health will establish a case baseline for certain illnesses or health occurrences in order to prevent individuals from inappropriately associating health incidents with AEFI.

The current example is many of the reports we receive either from official reports or the media that are not made on the official channels of AEFI, say patients suffer a stroke after being vaccinated.

Every day in Malaysia, we have 90 to 120 cases of baseline stroke before PICK was started. In a situation where we give the vaccine to many people, there will be cases of stroke that have nothing to do with the vaccine.

We do have a natural baseline because it is very important for us to do investigations, laboratory analysis, tissue samples and blood samples so that we can find what is said to be causality whether it is because of AEFI or other reasons,” he added.

Source – The Edge Markets

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