Historic : First COVID-19 Vaccinations In Malaysia!

What a historic day – the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Malaysia have finally taken place!

Remember this day, because this is when we finally turn the tide against COVID-19!

 

Historic : First COVID-19 Vaccinations In Malaysia!

After more than a year of waiting and suffering through the pandemic, the COVID-19 vaccination program has finally kicked off in Malaysia!

Just days after the first batch of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Malaysia, the first vaccinations have taken place!

There is this joke that “The vaccine should be tested on politicians first. If they survive, the vaccine is safe. If they don’t, then the country is safe.

Well, your wish has been granted! In a live broadcast that was streamed online, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Muhyiddin Yassin became the first person in Malaysia to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine!

In addition, the Director-General of Health, as well as four other health officers, took their turns to be amongst the first to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Malaysia!

If you want to join them, make sure you SIGN UP for the COVID-19 vaccination program ASAP!

Recommended : How To Register For COVID-19 Vaccination On MySejahtera!

This is the Director-General of Health, Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, receiving his COVID-19 vaccination.

No fear! Because he knows that Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be safe and efficacious.

This is Clement A / L Marai Francis, a driver at the Putrajaya Health office, receiving his vaccination.

This is Khairul Asraf Mohd Yasin, an Assistant Medical Officer in Putrajaya Health Office, getting vaccinated.

Dr Tan Yee Ling, a Medical Officer at Precinct Health Clinic 9, received his first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Finally, Sheilla Mellissa Sikin, a nurse at Putrajaya Precinct Health Clinic 9, received her COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Malaysia COVID-19 Vaccinations : Three Phases

Malaysia will introduce COVID-19 vaccinations in three phases, targeting different population segments.

Phase 1 : 24 February – April 2021

Phase 1 will involve immunising 500,000 front line workers, divided into two groups :

  • Group 1 : public and private healthcare workers
  • Group 2 : frontliners providing essential services and national defence (like teachers, the police, civil defence (RELA), firefighters, rescue workers, and the armed forces).

* Originally scheduled to start in first week of March, it was brought forward to 24 February 2021.

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Phase 2 : April – August 2021

Phase 2 will focus on immunising 9.4 million high-risk adults, divided into two groups :

  • Group 1 : remaining healthcare workers and frontliners (including defence)
  • Group 2 : senior citizens 60 years or olderdisabled adults, and vulnerable adults with chronic diseases, like heart disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension

Phase 3 : May 2021 – February 2022

Phase 3 will make the COVID-19 vaccine available to the rest of the population :

  • adults 18 years or older
    – prioritised from red zones > yellow zones > green zones

This may be the last phase, but it is the most critical phase to build herd immunity that will protect the rest of the population that cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

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