PM Gets Pfizer Jab, Launches Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Muhyiddin Yassin is the first person in Malaysia to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today received his first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, the first in Malaysia to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. 

Muhyiddin, upon arrival at the vaccination site at the Putrajaya district health office, registered using the MySejahtera app, got a temperature check, and had his identity confirmed with his identification card. 

Before being injected with the vaccine, the Prime Minister was given an explanation regarding the Covid-19 vaccine by nurse Lina Ibrahim, who has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She then injected the Covid-19 vaccine into his left arm using a special low-dead volume syringe. 

Currently, Muhyiddin is being monitored for 30 minutes to observe for any adverse reactions from the vaccine.

This marks the launch of the national Covid-19 immunisation programme. Besides Muhyddin, Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abduallah also received his first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine today.

The second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should be given three weeks after the first. 

Four other health workers also received Pfizer jabs today: Dr Tan Yee Ling, medical officer at the Precinct 9 public health clinic; Sheilla Mellissa Sikin, nurse at the Precinct 9 public health clinic; Khairul Asraf Mohd Yasin, medical assistant at the Putrajaya district health office; and Clement Marai Francis, driver at the Putrajaya district health office.

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