GUIDE BOOK ON NATIONAL COVID-19 IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME TO BE LAUNCHED ON TUESDAY
COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV)
15 Feb 2021
PUTRAJAYA: Ahead of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme at the end of this month, a guide book on the immunisation plan will be launched on Tuesday (Feb 16).
The launching of the book by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin scheduled for 9.30 am, was announced by the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) in a posting on Twitter today.
According the infographics uploaded by JKJAV with the posting, the immunisation plan encompasses four key components, namely vaccine supply; target groups and phases of vaccination; locations and methods of implementing the programme; and manpower for its implementation.
JKJAV also urged the public to download the MySejahtera application to get information on registering for the vaccination.
On Feb 4, the Prime Minister had said that the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme would be the biggest vaccination effort ever implemented in Malaysia.
He said 80 per cent of the country’s population, or approximately 26.5 million people, are expected to receive the vaccine free of charge in three phases.
The first from end February to April involves some 500,000 medical and non-medical frontliners.
The second from April to August will involve those at high risk, namely the elderly and vulnerable people aged 60 and above, and those with morbidity problems such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure as well as persons with disabilities.
The third phase involves adults aged 18 and above who will receive the vaccine between May this year and February next year.
On Friday (Feb 12), Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the process to register to be a COVID-19 vaccine recipient for the public is expected to begin in March and would be on a voluntary basis. -Bernama