COVID Vaccinations For Kids To Start Next Week

The programme to vaccinate young kids against COVID-19 will start on February 3rd.

The Health Ministry says it will involve some 4 million children between the ages of 5 to 12.

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Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali says for a start, those with health problems will be vaccinated in hospital, while others will take their jabs at PPVs.

Vaccinations will soon be expanded to other locations, such as schools and off-site PPVs.

Parents can register their children through the MySejahtera app, which is being updated to accommodate the incoming influx of registrations.

Datuk Dr Noor Azmi adds that the ministry will work with various agencies and bodies to ensure that no child is left behind.

For now, the vaccinations will be limited to Klang Valley residents, but it will be expanded nationwide soon.

By: Faisal Merican