PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has affirmed that there will be no “cutting of queues” in the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine under the national immunisation programme.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Covid-19 jabs will be given according to priority, which begins with healthcare frontliners and vaccinators.
“In phase one, the top priority is to vaccinate all our Covid-19 vaccinators first, followed by staff managing Covid-19 patients and as well as those exposed to them, for example, cleaners.
“Even staff at the Health Ministry’s headquarters who are involved in the vaccine task force and Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) are not included in phase one.
“Please wait for your turn, ” said Dr Noor Hisham on Twitter.
To encourage health frontliners to get vaccinated, Dr Noor Hisham said clinical department heads will receive their jabs.
“There will be no cutting queues and no non-medical 'influencers', including those who are admin staff, ” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin were the first two in Malaysia to receive Covid-19 vaccine shots, in a session that was televised live.