Malaysia is working with destination countries to ensure that certain vaccines are not discriminated against as long as they have been authorised by WHO for emergency use.
Vaccine Brands Should Not To Be Discriminated In Any Country Says Khairy
Individuals who need a Covid-19 vaccination booster injection in order to perform the umrah may apply to the Health Ministry. The same is true for individuals who need a specific booster dose in order to satisfy the criteria of other countries to which they are travelling.
“The ministry will consider the applications that include those who need a booster dose which is of a different brand from the first two jabs they received.”
“The application can be done through MySejahtera. This month, we may start with the booster for those who need it to go to another country,” Khairy said.
According to Khairy, Malaysia is also working with destination countries to ensure that certain vaccines are not discriminated against as long as they have been authorised by WHO for emergency use.
“For example, like in the United Kingdom, they allow Malaysians who are vaccinated with Pfizer (Comirnaty) and AstraZeneca to enter without quarantine.”
‘’Many Muslim countries use Sinovac (CoronaVac), like Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey. So, the Saudi Arabian government should understand this.”
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“But in any case, we will give the booster dose. But the easier and better solution is not to discriminate as far as the vaccine is concerned,” he added.
At one point, the Saudi government would only admit pilgrims who had been vaccinated with (Pfizer) Comirnaty or AstraZeneca.