PETALING JAYA: The MySejahtera app has been updated to allow users to register their interest to receive Covid-19 vaccination though it’s unclear if and why they are allowed to sign up earlier, as the process is expected to officially start on March 1.
The latest update – version 1.0.28 for both iOS and Android devices – features a “Covid-19 Vaccination” icon on the main screen that allows users to register by verifying their full name, MyKad number and contact number.
Those who enter their personal information will be informed that Phase 1 of the vaccination process, which begins tomorrow (Feb 24), is only open for frontliners.
They can continue to complete the rest of the registration process by answering four questions, including their history of comorbidities and current place of residence.
Once the process is completed, users will be asked to enable notification for the app in order to receive vaccination status updates in the future.
According to the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, Phase 1 involving 500,000 individuals will take place from February to April while Phase 2 involving 9.4 million people in essential services, senior citizens and high-risk groups with chronic diseases will commence from April to August.
Phase 3, which will commence from May to Feb 2022, targets 13.7 million adults aged 18 and above.
The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme states that while the administration of the vaccine is voluntary, it is highly encouraged in order to achieve significant coverage of the population.
Starting March 1, members of the public can also register their interest to receive the Covid-19 vaccine via four other methods: the soon-to-launched hotline, Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV) official website, outreach programme at rural/interior areas, and at public and private healthcare facilities.
Appointment details such as the date and vaccination centre will be conveyed through the MySejahtera app, phone call or SMS.