Teens to get vaccinated in mid-Sept, says Health Ministry

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will begin vaccinating teenagers in mid-September, the Health Ministry has confirmed.


Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) in a circular dated Aug 12 said this will involve those aged 12 to 15 who have health conditions and those aged 16 to 17 with or without health conditions.

National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Minister Khairy Jamaluddin in a tweet on Friday (Aug 13) said teenagers with underlying medical conditions will be prioritised first.


“An announcement will be made next week by JKJAV (Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply) on how Covid-19 vaccinations for adolescents will be implemented as per the circular and the latest updated clinical guidelines,” Khairy tweeted.-The Star