The registration for the COVID-19 vaccination is expected to kick off in March, and this will be on a volunteer basis, said Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin.
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According to Malay Mail, YB Khairy Jamaluddin has revealed that the registration for COVID-19 vaccines will be administered voluntarily and Malaysians will have to register their consent in order to receive the jab.
Here are five ways you can register for the COVID-19 vaccine once it is available in Malaysia:
1. MySejahtera App
The MySejahtera app will be used to register your consent to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This is probably the easiest way to sign up on your phone as the app is currently the default national app for contact tracing with over 24 million registered users.
2. COVID-19 JKJAV website
If you do not have the MySejahtera app on your phone, the Special Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Committee (JKJAV) will also introduce a website which would enable people to sign up online.
The website will be launched by Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
3. Via hotline
Alternatively, there will be a hotline number that the public can call. This would be the next best option for those without a phone or internet access.
4. Manual registration
The government is also allowing the public to register manually for the COVID-19 vaccine at hospitals and clinics. This will be offered at both public and private healthcare sectors.
5. State Governments
For senior citizens, especially those in rural areas, the government will work closely with state governments to get them registered.
The COVID-19 vaccines will be administered in three phases.
The government aims to prioritise its first batch for frontliners, especially in the healthcare, police, RELA, Bomba, and the Civil Defence sectors.
To boost the public’s confidence in the vaccine, Khairy also confirmed that the Prime Minister will be the first recipient of the national COVID-19 vaccination program.
The second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program will cover 9.4 million people, which include senior citizens who are above the age of 60, people with non-communicable diseases, and people with disabilities.
For the remaining individuals, including all adults aged 18 years and above, you will be getting the COVID-19 jab in Phase 3 which will run from May 2021 to February 2022.
Apart from Malaysia, 49 other countries have approved the vaccine and some of these countries have already started using the vaccines!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat