Door-To-Door Covid-19 Vaccine Registration For Rural Folk: Khairy

MySejahtera users who haven’t registered for Covid-19 vaccination can expect phone call reminders from the government.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and the Malaysia Civil Defence Force will be going door-to-door to register the rural population for Covid-19 vaccination. 

Vaccine Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, in a joint press conference on Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, today said the outreach programme is targeted for rural areas with limited internet access. 

“Our target is the communities that do not have access to digital devices or internet access so we can register them manually, face-to-face,” Khairy said. 

Besides that, Khairy said that Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force will be making phone calls to all those who have the MySejahtera application, but have yet to register themselves to get the vaccine. 

“So, those who have MySejahtera but have not registered for the vaccine will get a call from our hotline to remind them to register to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.”

Meanwhile, Khairy also said that old folks’ homes can do bulk registration to register all of their residents through the dependent function on MySejahtera for the coronavirus jab. 

As of yesterday, 6,155,213 individuals have registered on MySejahtera to get their Covid-19 vaccine, translating to 25.4 per cent of the population. As of February 25, MySejahtera recorded nearly 21 million unique users, which means that only 29 per cent of the app’s users have registered for coronavirus vaccination.

Khairy also added that the government will be finalizing the official date for Phase Two of the national vaccine rollout which targets 9.4 million people — the elderly above the age of 60 and individuals with comorbidities, as well as those who are disabled. 

The government targets to vaccinate 80 per cent of the population to achieve herd immunity by December this year. 

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