Delivery of extra vaccines for Johoreans working in S'pore should go on even if border is not reopened yet, says MB

JOHOR BARU: The timeframe for the reopening of the Malaysia-Singapore border should not affect the extra allocation of Covid-19 vaccine for those who work in the island republic, says Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad.

Hasni said the state government would continue to follow up with the Science, Innovation and Technology Ministry (Mosti) to ensure that the vaccine would be allocated regardless of when the border is open again.

“Mosti agreed to allocate an extra 100,000 doses to Johor for those who want to travel back and forth between Johor and Singapore once the border has reopened.

“The state government will continue requesting that Mosti proceeds with this plan whether or not the border reopens anytime soon, ” he told a press conference after visiting a vaccine distribution centre at Taman Adda Heights here on Thursday (April 29).

He noted that this was to allow vaccination centres here to make the necessary preparations to distribute it to those who commute regularly to Singapore for work.

“The sooner we get the vaccine, the better, ” he said.

Hasni, who is also the Benut assemblyman, announced that the state government has set up a website for Malaysians working in Singapore to register for vaccination.

“Johor Immunity Planning or Johor ImmuPlan has been put online for those who are eligible.

“Those who fulfil the criteria could visit to register for the vaccine.

“Johor ImmuPlan will be integrated into MySejahtera later for those who have registered to receive updates on their vaccination dates," he said.

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