OKUs and caregivers urged to register for jabs

KUALA LUMPUR: All persons with disabilities (OKUs) in Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur are advised to register under the programme specially for them and their caregivers to get their Covid-19 vaccine shots, says OKU Sentral president Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi.

In urging OKUs to take advantage of the programme, drafted in collaboration with the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, she said the move took into consideration the needs of the OKU community in Malaysia.

“Wait for the announcement from its minister (Khairy Jamaluddin), which will be soon, but for now, do not forget to register using the Google Form provided, ” she said in a brief video clip yesterday.

All OKUs aged 18 and above can register on a voluntary basis for the programme via the form, regardless of whether they have registered with the Social Welfare Department.Information collected through the forms will be submitted to the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force for further action.

Earlier, Khairy, who is also the coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, assured the disabled that those who had not registered with the Social Welfare Department would still be eligible to receive the vaccine. — Bernama

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