KUALA LUMPUR: The website for AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine registrations did not crash due to heavy user traffic during the second round of opt-in on May 26, said Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
The Science, Technology and Innovation Minister said when registrations were publicly available at noon on May 26, there were technical issues that led to delays.
He added that the registration had to continuously process an average of 3,000 to 7,000 registrations every second.
"This explains why many had difficulties in securing an appointment for the AstraZeneca vaccine during then," he said in a Parliamentary reply dated Oct 25 to Fahmi Fadzil (PH-Lembah Pantai) who asked about the delays in registration on May 26.
Fahmi also asked which company was responsible for developing the special committee on Covid-19 website and how much it cost.
In response, Dr Adham said the website was developed by the ministry at no cost.
Meanwhile, commenting further on Tuesday, Dr Adham said that at noon that day (May 26), the website had recorded 3.6 million users.
He also said that 1,261,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were booked out within less than an hour.
Dr Adham also said the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force had contacted those who failed to register on May 26 to set a new appointment date.
As of Tuesday (Oct 26), a total of 22,143,545 individuals or 94.7% of the adult population in the country have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.