Almost 800 Frontliners Get Fully Vaccinated Against Covid-19

As of March 18, a total of 384,334 first doses have been administered to frontliners, translating to 76.9% of Phase One’s target.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — A total of 792 frontliners in Malaysia have now received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as of March 18. 

Since March 17, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has started vaccinating frontliners with the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

The highest number of second doses administered was in Kuala Lumpur (287), followed by Perak (173), and Pahang (118). 

Meanwhile, some states like Kedah, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu, Sabah, and Sarawak have yet to start administering second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to their frontliners, as different states started their vaccine rollouts on different dates. 

As of yesterday, a total of 384,334 first doses have been administered, translating to 76.9 per cent of the national Covid-19 vaccination programme’s Phase One target of 500,000 frontline workers.

It was also noted that in Putrajaya, the number of doses administered (first dose) dropped by 10 between March 17 and March 18. Vaccine Minister Khairy Jamaluddin’s office clarified to CodeBlue, stating that it was because of consolidated data, which similarly happened previously to vaccine sign-ups on MySejahtera when 153,000 duplicate registrations had to be deleted. However, Putrajaya managed to administer 66 second doses of the Covid-19 shot as of March 18.

Currently, there are two types of coronavirus vaccines available in the country. The first vaccine is the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which has to be administered three weeks apart, and the second is the Chinese Sinovac vaccine that has to be administered two weeks apart. 

Khairy tweeted today that individuals can now view their Covid-19 health passport on the MySejahtera application that states their vaccination status, as well as their Covid-19 screening results. 

“Under your profile section in MySejahtera, it will display key information of your Covid ‘health passport’ like test results and vaccination status,” Khairy tweeted

“We are discussing with other governments for mutual recognition of digital certification to facilitate travel in the future.”

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