Khairy: No restrictions on unvaxxed children

PETALING JAYA: Unlike adults, children will not be subjected to restrictions if they are not vaccinated, says Khairy Jamaluddin (pic).

The Health Minister urged parents to register their children aged five to 11 for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for children on the MySejahtera application.

However, he noted that this programme was not compulsory.

“Children will not be restricted if they are not vaccinated unlike the unvaccinated adults,” Khairy tweeted yesterday.

On Jan 20, the Health Minister announced that the Covid-19 vaccination programme for children aged five to 12 would begin on Feb 3.

He said parents could book appointment slots via MySejahtera beginning Jan 31 and the process would be in phases starting with the Klang Valley.

The programme will utilise a special vaccine formulation for children, which is by Pfizer, and it will be a two-dose regime with an eight-week interval.

Each dose will be 0.2mL and contains 10 micrograms of mRNA vaccine, which is one-third of what is given to adults.

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