KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Vaccination certificates, registration, and the backend for Selangor’s state Covid-19 vaccination programme, SelVAX, must sync with the federal government’s system, Khairy Jamaluddin said today.
The vaccine minister said the federal Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) and Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari’s office have been working together over the past few days to develop the process flows for SelVAX that launched last June 26.
“The registration process and most importantly, the vaccine management system, the backend of the pharmacy, must be consistent with what KKM (Ministry of Health) uses,” Khairy told a joint press conference with Health Minister Dr Adham Baba today, when CodeBlue asked about the management of vaccine registrations between the federal and Selangor state governments.
“Only then can we issue the yellow certificate under MySejahtera. There cannot be any other digital certificate other than MySejahtera.
“This is important because we need to ensure the integrity of the vaccines. Even if they buy the vaccines from a registered distributor or supplier like Pharmaniaga, we have to ensure that the cold chain of vaccine from Pharmaniaga, right up to PPV (vaccination site), and administering it into the vaccinee is recorded and it’s safe. There can only be one repository for that.”
However, according to the Selangor state government’s SELangkah Vax website, vaccine registration and payment under SelVAX are to be made on the SELangkah Vax website that manages vaccination for both individuals and companies under the state’s vaccine rollout. Vaccination appointments are given on the state government’s SELangkah app.
Any side effects post-vaccination are to be reported on SELangkah too. Crucially, the digital vaccine certificate with a “unique identifier” after completion of two Covid-19 vaccine doses under SelVAX is also issued on the SELangkah app.
“Your Vaccine Certificate is verifiable and can be used for your travelling requirements (terms varies from country-to-country),” states the SELangkah Vax website.
The SELangkah Vax website makes no mention of the federal MySejahtera app that is used for vaccine appointments and certification under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) that covers the entire country, including Selangor.
“SELGATE affirms that we will abide by Ministry’s and MySejahtera’s guidelines and processes. Streamlined digital certificate is helpful and will assist people for their travels and vaccination certification. That is what all Malaysians want,” Muaz Omar, CEO of Selangor state-owned SELGATE Healthcare, told CodeBlue in a brief statement after Khairy’s press conference.
SELGATE Healthcare has purchased 2.5 million Sinovac vaccine doses from local pharmaceutical company Pharmaniaga Bhd to vaccinate 1.25 million Selangor residents. The two-pronged SelVAX programme aims to inoculate one million workers under SelVAX Industry and 250,000 high-risk recipients under SelVAX Community.
Doses under SelVAX Community are free, while vaccination under SelVAX Industry is charged at RM350 per person for two doses. Vaccination is charged to employers, not workers.
Selangor state executive councillors Teng Chang Khim and Rodziah Ismail said in a joint statement today that the SelVAX Industry programme would prioritise the manufacturing and services sectors, besides companies in sectors deemed essential by the National Security Council.