Trust the science behind the COVID-19 vaccines.
This is the message from Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who assures that the vaccines procured by the government are safe and effective.
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He says the vaccine is crucial in controlling the spread of the pandemic and urged people not to believe conspiracy theories and fake news about the jabs.
He says there is no proof that the vaccine can endanger lives, while on the contrary, there is plenty of scientific evidence about its safety.
Khairy also called on Malaysians not to delay when the time comes to register for the jabs, adding that we can’t afford any interruptions to the nationwide vaccine drive.
He further explained that if people have faith in the vaccine, we’ll be able to get as many people inoculated as possible… which will lead to a drop in infections and the recovery of the country’s economy.
Meanwhile, the President of the Malaysian Public Health Physicians Association has a suggestion on how the government can be more transparent about the vaccine.
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He’s proposed that a database be set up, to monitor and record any potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines.
This info can then be shared regularly with the public.
He says since we’re using different types of vaccines on people from different walks of life, this database can be a useful source of information for health authorities.
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The national COVID-19 vaccination program is set to kick off later this month.
The first phase will see medical and security frontliners getting their jabs.
Next up will be those considered vulnerable, including the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
The final phase, which is expected to begin in May, involves all other Malaysian adults as well as foreign nationals.
By: Nicholas Darren John