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.