No wastage of Covid-19 vaccine in K'tan despite 10,000 not showing up, says state Health director


KOTA BARU (Bernama): There was no wastage of Covid-19 vaccines despite almost 10,000 individuals not turning up on their vaccination appointment date set under the second phase of the state-level National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

Kelantan Health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin (pic) said such individuals who had registered would be replaced with others under the same criteria.

"In fact, many Kelantanese hope that they will get vaccinated without having to wait for the given date through the MySejahtera application, ” he said in a statement Wednesday (May 26).

However, Dr Zaini advised the public to constantly check the MySejahtera app to find out the invitation status for vaccination.

"Please adhere to the appointment date. For those who are unable to attend due to unavoidable circumstances, please inform the vaccination centres (PPV) to reschedule the appointment, ” he said.

He also reminded the public not to simply walk in for vaccination as the authorities already had a list of substitute recipients for those absent at the PPV.

"Please be patient to wait for your turn. Getting vaccinated early does not mean you don’t need to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs)," he added.

Dr Zaini said as of Tuesday (May 25), 35,905 individuals had received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine under the second phase of the programme in the state.

A total of 66,314 individuals out of 125,744 aged 60 and above who are eligible to receive the vaccine under the second phase in Kelantan have registered with MySejahtera. - Bernama

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