It was reported by the New Straits Times that 3,106 healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19 even after full vaccination between February 24th and July 14th, this year.
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According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, 245,932 healthcare workers have been inoculated to date, and only 1.26% of them have contracted the virus so far.
Most of them were placed under Category Two since they were diagnosed with mild symptoms (2,088 cases), followed by Category One patients who are asymptomatic (1,012 cases).
“Only three cases (0.1%) are in Category Three and three cases in Category Four (0.1%) and none in Category Five,” he said.
Category Three patients suffer from lung inflammation and Category Four patients require oxygen support, while Category Five patients must be admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) for treatment.
Trust the vaccine, trust the data, please get vaccinated and continue complying with SOPs. We are now seeing worldwide...
Posted by Noor Hisham Abdullah on Friday, July 16, 2021
In his Facebook post, DG Hisham explains that you can still get COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated.
“Yes, you can still be infected after full vaccination but with lesser severity, lesser hospitalisation and death.
“Trust the vaccine and trust the data. Vaccination saves lives and once fully vaccinated, we can live side by side with COVID-19,” he said.
We’re all in this together, guys! So, let’s get vaccinated!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat