Over 76,000 Teenagers In Sarawak To Be Vaccinated Starting Today, September 8th

The first group of 76,400 teenagers in Sarawak will receive their COVID-19 vaccine jabs starting today (September 8th) said Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin.

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The group comprises those aged 16 and 17, as well as those aged 12 to 15 suffering from high-risk diseases such as problems with the immune system.

“I have just contacted the Sarawak chief minister. The initial group will be offered to become vaccine recipients. Their dosage is the same for adults.

“After this initial group, the vaccine will be administered in stages to those aged 14 and 15, followed by those aged 12 to 23,” Khairy told reporters.

The vaccination is among the policies agreed by the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) regarding the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency’s (NPRA) approval for the use of the Pfizer vaccine for teenagers.

Khairy also said that after Sarawak, the vaccine jabs would be administered to teenagers in states that have reached the benchmark of 80% of vaccinated adults, such as Labuan, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

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By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat