Info on immunisation plan

National programme: Muhyiddin will unveil the handbook which includes details on the nation’s vaccine procurement strategy. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: A handbook on the National Covid-19 Immunisation Plan will be unveiled tomorrow by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV) announced over Twitter that the Prime Minister would be launching the immunisation plan handbook at 9.30am.

The committee added that the handbook would include details on the nation’s vaccine procurement strategy, including implementation and observation of the vaccination programme.

It also reiterated registration for the vaccination programme would be via the MySejahtera app.

On Friday, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin confirmed that Muhyiddin would be the first person in the country to receive the vaccine to boost public confidence over its safety.

Yesterday, Khairy assured the public about the vaccine’s safety.

He noted that the vaccine had been tested on tens of thousands of recipients before being approved and called on the public to support the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

“Millions of people around the world are beginning to receive their injections. There is no evidence that these vaccines are harmful to their lives or health.

“This vaccine will not change the DNA of the recipient.

“This vaccine does not contain microchips to take over our thinking, ” he said in a statement on his website also rubbished claims the vaccination was an “Illuminati agenda to establish a New World Order”.

“This vaccine is produced by science. We must be confident in science and not conspiracy theories in family WhatsApp groups or housing communities citing fake sources. Science must win, ” he said.

Khairy noted that the vaccine would reduce Covid-19 cases, the severity of cases and deaths.

“When infection decreases, more economic and social activities can be carried out without too strict restrictions.

“Countries that have launched the Covid-19 immunisation programme have started to show positive economic recoveries, ” he said, noting that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expected the global economy to improve by 5.5% this year.

“The World Bank predicts that the Malaysian economy will grow at a rate of 6.7% by 2021, but this depends on the effectiveness of the immunisation programme, the country’s export position and the level of investment in Malaysia, ” he added.

Khairy said the successful implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme was important to ensure that this prediction was achieved and for more economic activities to resume.

The government announced that the first phase of the immunisation programme involving 500,000 medical and non-medical frontliners is expected to be completed by April.

The second phase from April to August would target 9.4 million people from high-risk groups such as those aged 60 and above with medical problems such as heart ailments, high blood pressure or diabetes, and the disabled.

The third phase, expected to be carried out from May till February next year, would involve the rest of the population.

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