Confirm Vaccination Appointment In 48 Hours Or Lose Slot: CITF

By CodeBlue | 09 April 2021

Failure to confirm your Covid-19 vaccination appointment date, either via MySejahtera or SMS, will result in the slot going to someone else.

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Covid-19 vaccination appointments will be automatically cancelled and rescheduled if attendance is not confirmed within 48 hours, the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) said today.

CITF explained that MySejahtera users will receive push notifications on their app to check their vaccination appointment details and must confirm attendance within 48 hours through the app.

For people who registered outside MySejahtera for their Covid-19 jabs, they will receive their appointment dates through SMS and must confirm attendance within 48 hours by answering “yes” or “no”.

“Failure to give confirmation will cause the appointment to be cancelled and rescheduled,” CITF said in a note to editors.

“The slot for the appointment will then be given to someone else. This is to ensure smooth planning at vaccination sites and distribution of vaccines.”

People who confirm attendance at their vaccination appointments will be given reminders three days and one day prior to the date.

CITF said appointment details have already been given since April 5 to people with vaccination appointments. For those who have yet to receive SMS or MySejahtera notifications, this means their vaccination appointments have yet to be scheduled.

Phase Two of the national Covid-19 vaccination programme targeting high-risk individuals is due to start on April 19.

Those who have questions or issues about vaccination appointments during Phase Two can contact 1800-888-828.

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