KUALA LUMPUR – Individuals aged 60 years and above must get their Covid-19 booster dose before by February 2022.
Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said that the MySejahtera vaccination status of senior citizens who did not get their booster dose would turn incomplete after that period.
“Those individuals would also not be able enjoy facilities given to fully vaccinated individuals.
“Therefore, individuals in that group; recipients of Sinovac or those above 60 years-old (regardless of their vaccine) must get their booster dose,” he said during a news conference at the Parliament today after the Malaysia Drug Control Authority (DCA) approved Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech), CoronaVac (Sinovac) and AstraZeneca vaccines as booster dose.
“Following that, the Technical Working Group (TWG) has recommended for the booster dose to be given to all residents aged 18 years and above.
“The World Health Organisation (WHO) through the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) also recommended that all individuals aged 60 years and above to take booster dose to maintain their fully vaccinated status,” he said.
The proposal has been verified by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force – Booster (CITF-B) on 8 December 2021. -MalaysiaGazette
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