MOH lodges police reports against anti-vaxxers

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has lodged several police reports against anti-vaccine groups who spread false information that threaten public health.

Its minister Khairy Jamaluddin hoped that follow-up action, including investigation and prosecution, could be expedited.

“These (anti-vaxx) groups continue to spread false news and threaten public health; they are annoying,” Khairy posted on Twitter.

In another tweet, Khairy noted that as of Thursday, 5,410 vaccine booster doses had been given mainly to medical frontliners.

“Senior citizens will start receiving their booster shots at nearby general practitioner clinics soon,” he said.

On Wednesday, Khairy said his ministry would start administering the Covid-19 vaccine booster dose to senior citizens, aged 60 and above, and frontliners who were fully vaccinated at least six months ago.

Individuals who are eligible would be informed through the MySejahtera application.

For those who do not have the app, announcements would be made via short messaging system (SMS) or phone calls from the vaccination centres.

Taking the booster doses would be done on a voluntary basis and would be free under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. — Bernama

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