Over 5,000 students have applied for vaccination for studies overseas, says Khairy


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PUTRAJAYA: The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has received 5,621 applications for early vaccination from students who will be leaving for their studies abroad.

Coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said these students need to be vaccinated as a requirement for them to enter countries where their universities are located.

“For students who have not applied for vaccination, please email us so that you will get your vaccination before going overseas,” he said on Monday (June 21).

Khairy said that more than 15 million people have registered for vaccination todate, making up 65% of Malaysians aged 18 and above.

A total of 5,971,888 had received their appointment dates.

A total of 4,211,423 were given their first dose while about 1.6 million had completed two doses.

Khairy said beginning June 30, a total of 757,747 appointment schedules have been slotted nationwide

This involved 253,719 senior citizens and 228,367 of those aged between 50 and 59.

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