QuickCheck: Are second booster shots allowed for those under 60?


As of late July, are those under the age of 60 and without any comorbidities allowed to take a second booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine?

Verdict

YES

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Tuesday (July 19) that due to a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, Putrajaya was allowing second vaccine booster shots for those aged 50 to 59 years old without any comorbidities.

Previously, second boosters were only allowed for those aged 60 and above with comorbidities and those travelling overseas.

"The group in the 50-59 age bracket without any chronic diseases and anyone 50 and below who wants to travel overseas can receive second vaccine boosters," he said in answer to a supplementary question from Datuk Rubiah Wang (GPS-Kota Samarahan) in Parliament during Oral Question Time on Tuesday.

Those aged 60 and above with or without comorbidities may also opt for the second booster upon medical advice, he added.

Reference:

1) https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/07/19/covid-19-second-booster-allowed-for-those-aged-50-59-says-kj

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