Viral post on AstraZeneca signup open to all is fake, says vaccine committee

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  • Monday, 17 May 2021

FILE PHOTO: Vials of the AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are seen in a general practice of a doctor, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Vienna, Austria April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A message that has gone viral on social media stating that applications for the AstraZeneca vaccine is open to all in Malaysia is fake, said the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee.

It said in a statement on Sunday (May 16) night that the link that went viral was only for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme and not for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The committee also advised the public to be cautious of viral messages and to only obtain verified information through the committee’s official social media channels on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account @JKJAVMY.

On May 2, the government opened the voluntary registration for AstraZeneca vaccination to eligible individuals aged 18 years and above and the vaccination process began on May 5.

On Sunday, National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that more opt-in registration for AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines will be opened for residents in the Klang Valley and several other states, and an announcement on the matter would be made next week.- Bernama

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