KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) today revealed several problems with vaccination sign-ups on MySejahtera, including over 153,000 duplicate registrations that had to be deleted.
Vaccine Minister Khairy Jamaluddin also noted that as of March 13, a total of 1,398,494 MySejahtera users have not completed the Covid-19 vaccine registration process. This comprises a whopping 25 per cent of 5,534,114 sign-ups as of March 15.
“They just confirmed their name and identity card number through the MySejahtera application, but did not answer the questions on the health assessment segment and their address,” Khairy Jamaluddin told a joint press conference with Health Minister Dr Adham Baba today.
“This has resulted in incomplete registrations. I hope these people will complete the registration process, the soonest possible so that the 1.4 million people can be included in the vaccine sign-up list.”
Khairy also said that a complete registration process should be carried out before one can get an appointment to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.
“So I have requested MySejahtera to identify those who did not complete their health assessment and they will receive an SMS starting this evening to remind them to complete the health assessment segment and fill up the address.”
153,571 Duplicate MySejahtera Registrations For Covid-19 Vaccination
Cumulative MySejahtera vaccine sign-ups dropped by 153,571 in Terengganu, Perlis, Kedah, Labuan, Melaka, Putrajaya and Kelantan from March 10 to March 11. By right, cumulative registrations should not decline at all, unless registrations were deleted.
More than half of those total registrations dropped in Terengganu that recorded a decline of 82,132 cumulative registrations in just one day. However all these seven states showed an increase in cumulative vaccine sign-ups on March 15.
As of March 15, the cumulative MySejahtera vaccination sign-ups in Perlis, Putrajaya, Terengganu, and Labuan are still below March 10 cumulative registrations.
According to Khairy, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is updating the registration data sent by the public through the federal government’s application to provide people coronavirus vaccination appointments.
“At the same time, this updated data is also being cleaned up from the repeated or doubled registration process which was caused by the change of address.”
When asked why several states saw a decline in the cumulative MySejahtera sign-ups for Covid-19 vaccination, Khary said: “So it is a bit of data cleaning that has resulted in that.”
Khairy emphasised that those who have registered for a Covid-19 vaccine through the MySejahtera application will be given the opportunity to get a jab at the vaccination site nearest to their home.
He said that MySejahtera users do not necessarily use the address stated in their identity card for their vaccine registration. He pointed out the possibility of a fraction of Malaysians who stay in a different place compared to the address stated in their identity card.