KUALA LUMPUR: Registration for Covid-19 vaccination for Malaysians will be opened soon, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said last night.
He did not specify a date, but added that Malaysians will receive two doses of Covid-19 vaccine for full protection against the virus.
“Those who receive the vaccine will have to keep a card that will be given to them when they are given the first injection.
“This is to ensure that those who have been injected get a second dose according to a date set, usually in the range of 21 days,” he said when appearing as a guest on talk show “Bicara DR” on RTM 1, last night.
He said even after getting the vaccination, members of the public are still required to practice the new norms.
Malaysia is scheduled to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the end of next month and has received conditional approval from the Health Ministry’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA).
Dr Adham said the main objective of the Covid-19 immunisation is to protect frontline workers, reduce mortality, form group immunity and further break the chain of the virus infection. – BERNAMA