Only 36% have registered for Covid-19 vaccine via MySejahtera, says Johor health exco

JOHOR BARU: Only 36% of people in Johor have registered for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme through the MySejahtera application, says state Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan.

He said according to a report by the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV), as of Tuesday (April 6), only about 1,038,985 individuals or 36.6% of those residing in Johor have registered through the app.

“For the second phase of the programme, the state has intensified its advocacy efforts for registration through MySejahtera. I hope all Johoreans who are 18 and above will cooperate and register for the vaccine through MySejahtera.

“Those who do not have access to a mobile phone may visit or call 1800-888-828, the National Covid-19 Registration Vaccination line, ” he said in a statement here on Wednesday (April 7).

Vidyananthan also noted that a total of 39,081 frontliners have received the first dose of the vaccine and 22,747 frontliners have completed their second dose as of Monday (April 5).

He also informed that the second phase is expected to start in late April involving the elderly, persons with disabilities and those with chronic disease.

On the Covid-19 situation in Johor, he said 98 new cases were reported on Tuesday where 49 cases were from new clusters in the state.

“To date, Johor has recorded 41,854 cases with 40,018 cases recovered, 1,728 active cases that are currently being treated at the hospitals or new low-risk quarantine and treatment centre (PKRC).

“The total recorded death is 108 cases, ” he added.

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