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National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme Officially Underway With PM Getting First Jab

Feb 24, 2021

national covid-19 immunisation programme officially underway with pm getting first jab
Photo via Malay Mail

Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has received the first jab of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Malaysia, kickstarting the National Immunisation Programme, which starts today (February 24th).
“I did not feel anything at all. It was all over before I realised it; just like a normal injection. Don’t worry, come forward anytime,” he said.  
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah was given the vaccine right after Muhyiddin, before other frontline staff who also received their shots today.
According to The Edge Markets, the first station is for temperature check and screening of symptoms, the second for registration to confirm presence for vaccination, the third for consultation and consent, the fourth for getting the COVID-19 jab and the fifth for observation.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine comes in two doses, with the jabs to be given 21 days apart.
Muhyiddin also launched the registration for the immunisation programme via the MySejahtera app, which was introduced to make it easier for people to sign up for inoculation.
You can find out how to register for the programme here.
And don’t forget to check out our other vaccine-related articles, as well as all things COVID-19.

by Kyle Roshen Jacob