Journalists to get their shots from tomorrow


KUALA LUMPUR: Media practitioners registered under the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme will start receiving their vaccinations tomorrow, says the programme’s Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

“Some received their appointments today and will be getting their vaccines this Wednesday (tomorrow), ” he said after visiting the vaccination centre at the KL Convention Centre which began operating yesterday.

He added that he was working to increase the number of media personnel for vaccination.

“We are still finalising the number and steadily pushing it up, ” he said.

It was reported that a total of 5,687 media personnel from 114 registered media agencies would receive their vaccine jabs.

The decision, taken by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force, was in line with the government’s decision to give priority to frontliners, including media personnel and teachers.

Meanwhile, Khairy advised those with vaccination appointments not to reject a particular vaccine in favour of another.

“We will reschedule their appointments, but we have to tell them that even if you reschedule, you cannot choose the vaccine.

“There is no guarantee you will get the Pfizer vaccine, ” he said.

He noted that the Sinovac vaccine had been approved by the World Health Organisation.

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