Better incentives will motivate people to get vaccinated, says Bayan Baru MP


PETALING JAYA: Incentives should be dangled to get more people vaccinated against Covid-19, said Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin.

He said this is one way that could be considered to convince those who are still sitting on the fence when it comes to vaccination.

“We need a greater incentive. Other countries hold lucky draws, while there are also countries who offer a free house.

“There are different incentives being offered to get the vaccine-hesitant group to register.

“I also hope that corporations will also take up the responsibility to give incentives.

"For instance, in Hong Kong, there are corporations which offer free houses for people to get vaccinated,” he said in Parliament on Wednesday (July 28).

However, Sim also raised issues with the vaccination appointment system, saying that several of his constituents were given appointments as far as Johor Baru.

Lanang MP Alice Lau chimed in to add that a few of her constituents did not have their vaccination status updated on MySejahtera even after receiving their jabs.

She also said that they were still being called up by the health authorities to arrange for an appointment even though they had gotten their shots.

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