Fake news, not checking MySejahtera among reasons Pahang folk missed vaccine appointments, says MB

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  • Sunday, 30 May 2021

KUANTAN (Bernama): Not checking the MySejahtera app and being influenced by fake news related to the vaccine have been identified as among the reasons why 10,000 Pahang residents did not show up for their Covid-19 vaccination appointments.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said this following a briefing from the relevant parties on the issue of no-shows at vaccination centres (PPVs) in the state.

He said the Raub district had the most number of absentees with 45 per cent, followed by Pekan (43 per cent), Maran (40 per cent), Bera (28 per cent) and Bentong and Jerantut each with 22 per cent.

"Apart from not being aware of the location, time and date of the vaccine appointment given by the MySejahtera app, some also gave the reason that they forgot about it.

"There are senior citizens who also changed their minds after being influenced by fake news about the vaccine spread by family members or friends or which had gone viral on social media," he said in a statement posted on his official social media page on Sunday (May 30).

Wan Rosdy said he hoped that the younger generation could help by checking the MySejahtera application and reminding their elders about the vaccination appointments.- Bernama

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