Khairy: Workers may be allowed leave to get Covid-19 vaccine shots


PETALING JAYA: Workers may be allowed to go on leave to get their Covid-19 vaccine shots, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Science, Innovation and Technology Minister said he will bring the subject up to with the Human Resources Ministry to enable workers to make their vaccination appointment.

"Employers cannot stop workers from keeping their vaccination appointments," he said on Monday (Apr 5).

"Once an agreement is reached at the meeting, we will announce whether employers are encouraged or will it be compulsory for them to grant workers leave to meet their vaccination appointments," he said at the weekly press conference on the progress of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme on Monday (Apr 5).

Khairy said the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) will also recommend for interstate travel to be allowed for grown children living away from their aged or immobile parents living to bring them to vaccination centres on the day of their appointment.

However, Khairy said this recommendation will be subject to approval from the National Security Council.

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