FAMILY Frontiers welcomes the decision by the government to grant foreign nationals living in Malaysia access to Covid-19 vaccination at no charge in efforts to achieve herd immunity. Family Frontiers initiated the conversation on granting access to Covid-19 vaccination among permanent residents and non-citizen spouses and adult children of Malaysians in early January, and this is a positive step forward; we would like to extend our gratitude to the Cabinet.
Malaysia’s Covid-19 Vaccine-Supply Access Guarantee Commit-tee stressed that Malaysians will be prioritised in receiving the vaccination doses. Family Frontiers hopes that non-citizen spouses and adult children of Malaysians can be included in the rollout timeline along with their Malaysian spouse/parent. As they live together as a family, they should ideally be vaccinated together irrespective of nationality.
Family Frontiers is willing to work with and support the minister as well as relevant ministries on the vaccination rollout and in the dissemination of information to the Malaysian transnational family community.
We hope that the implementation will be done in a rapid and equitable manner.
Note: The Association of Family Support & Welfare Selangor & KL (Family Frontiers) was established to strengthen the family unit so that no family is left behind. It acts as an umbrella body for the Foreign Spouses Support Group that advocates for the rights of foreign spouses married to Malaysian citizens.