Those aged 17 and below won’t be vaccinated due to heart inflammation fears, says CITF

PUTRAJAYA: The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) says that for now, the government has agreed not to give Covid-19 vaccination for those aged 17 and below, including Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia candidates, to avoid risks of myocarditis and pericarditis.

“However, students sitting for major examinations and have reached 18 years of age, such as Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia and Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia candidates, including those who will be 18 this year, vaccination plans involving them will proceed as scheduled with appointment dates set,” said the statement.

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