Elderly dependants can be registered for vaccination on MySejahtera from Friday (March 19), says Khairy


PETALING JAYA: The public will be able to register their elderly dependants for anti-Covid-19 vaccination on the MySejahtera app from Friday (March 19), says Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

"The phase two for seniors’ vaccination will be introduced in the MySejahtera app, so that the public can register their elderly parents, grandparents and other relatives," said Khairy.

He said this registration targets senior citizens who have yet to be registered for priority vaccination under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

The government targets a total of 68,003 people – comprising 48,564 senior citizens and 19,439 people with disabilities – to be vaccinated in the second phase of the programme, which is expected to begin in April.

Khairy said this to the media after being the first in the country to receive the Sinovac vaccine in Rembau on Thursday (March 18).

He also announced that the government will introduce a scheme to handle any serious adverse effects arising from the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

There have been complaints from the public that many of the seniors under the high-risk group do not own a smartphone and relatives could not register them on the MySejahtera app.

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