Complete vaccination for adolescents to be a condition in all SOPs soon, says PM

PUTRAJAYA: Complete vaccination for adolescents between 12 and 17 will be a condition that will be stated in all standard operating procedures soon, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Prime Minister said this was decided at the Covid-19 pandemic management special committee meeting, which also agreed that all conveniences enjoyed by fully vaccinated adults should be extended to teenagers who have been fully inoculated.

“However, this will not be implemented immediately. The government will give a grace period of three weeks or until mid-November.

“This period is to ensure that about 80% of our adolescents who have received their first dose, will be fully vaccinated by then,” he said on Friday (Oct 22).

The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for adolescents kicked off on Sept 20. As of Oct 21, the number who had received their first dose stood at 2,524,156 individuals, or 80.2%.

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