KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The government is aiming to give Covid-19 vaccination appointments to lawyers and chambering students by July 15, the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) said today.
KLBC said 1,908 lawyers and chambering students have registered for their jabs as of June 23, with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) prioritising those with underlying health conditions, aged 50 and above, and who have yet to receive their first vaccine dose.
Those who are awaiting their second doses will be fixed with appointments accordingly.
Following a meeting with Vaccine Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on June 23, the minister agreed to prioritise the vaccination of members and pupils-in-chambers of the Malaysian Bar who have registered their interest under the KLBC Covid -19 Vaccine Delivery Initiative.
“The Minister recognises and acknowledges the role of lawyers in the administration of justice and shares his concerns over the safety of Members and Pupils-InChambers when discharging their duties,” said KLBC chairman Vivekananda Sukumaran and honorary secretary Alvin Oh Seong Yew in a circular today to members.
“The vaccine will be administered at no cost to members and pupils-in-chambers. The type of vaccine to be administered is strictly subject to availability at the respective vaccine delivery centres (PPV).”
For the purposes of channelling registrants to their nearest PPV, MOSTI will fix appointments based on the current addresses registered by members on their MySejahtera application.
“As such, registrants are reminded to ensure that they have accurately entered their most current address on MySejahtera,” said Vivekananda and Oh.
Apart from notifications via the MySejahtera application, the KLBC will endeavour to email or SMS the registrants with any additional information received from MOSTI with regard to vaccine appointments.
Members who have not registered are encouraged to fill up the form provided to enable the transmission of data to MOSTI to facilitate the provision of future appointment dates.
Members and pupils-in-chambers who face any issues with the link or have any queries concerning circular can direct their queries to [email protected].
“We will endeavour to ensure that no member and/or pupil-in-chambers of the Malaysian Bar is left behind,” Vivekananda and Oh said.