KOTA KINABALU: A glitch in the MySejahtera app led to the cancellation and rescheduling of Covid-19 vaccine appointments at a vaccine administration centre (PPV) here on Wednesday (May 12).
Sabah Community Development and People's Well-being Minister Shahelmey Yahya said this when addressing complaints about vaccine recipients receiving calls informing them of the cancellation of their scheduled slots.
"The glitch (which was a delayed notification issued to PPVs) resulted in a minor setback to vaccine preparations.
"Our state Health Department was aware and informed of the situation, and will arrange for re-appointments," he said.
Shahelmey explained that the notification by MySejahtera came late to PPVs, which resulted in PPVs facing difficulties in administering the preparation of the vaccine.
"I was informed that once the vaccines are taken out from -70°C storage, it may need a bit of time to administer before being used for jabs," he said, adding that the matter was being handled and improved on.
"Hopefully, such issues can be addressed soonest as we are about to enter Phase 3, which would involve a bigger number of recipients," he added.
Meanwhile, State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, in his daily statement on Covid-19, said two new clusters were recorded on Wednesday.
The Kebagu cluster in Kota Kinabalu involved Sekolah Kebangsaan Kebagu, with the index case being a 53-year-old woman teacher.
A screening was done on 281 individuals consisting of teachers, school staff and pupils, where eight were found infected, and including family members, brought the infection tally to 15 to date.
The second cluster, dubbed Tanjung Kapor in Semporna, involved a 27-week pregnant woman as an index case.
The 31-year-old and seven other family members were tested positive of the virus.
Sabah recorded 70 new cases today, with three fatalities reported.