Malaysia To REQUIRE Booster Dose For 60 Years + Above!

Malaysia To REQUIRE Booster Dose For Sinovac + Elderly!

The booster dose will be REQUIRED for Sinovac recipients, and those who are 60 years old and above!

Here is what you need to know…

 

Malaysia To REQUIRE Booster Dose For Sinovac + Elderly!

The WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) has earlier recommended that these individuals should receive a booster dose to be considered fully-vaccinated :

  • ALL individuals who received two doses of the Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccines, and
  • Individuals 60 years and older who completed other COVID-19 vaccines,

The COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force – Booster (CITF-B) meeting on 8 December 2021 confirmed this suggestion.

Therefore, the Malaysia Ministry of Health announced on 16 December 2021, that all these individuals MUST receive a booster dose by end of February 2022, to be considered as fully-vaccinated.

  • Individuals who received two doses of the Sinovac vaccine, and
  • Individuals 60 years and older who completed other COVID-19 vaccines,

Those who do not meet these requirements by end of February 2022 will lose their “fully-vaccinated” status in MySejahtera.

They will only regain their fully-vaccinated status once they receive the booster dose.

Read more : Latest COVID-19 Boost Dose Policy For Malaysia!

 

Why Is A Booster Dose Required In Malaysia?

As the Omicron variant has now been detected in Malaysia, the booster dose is of great importance. Omicron has been shown to breakthrough two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, but a booster dose confers significantly improved protection.

In fact, it will be a matter of time before everyone else will be required to receive a booster dose, to be considered fully-vaccinated.

So please get your booster dose as soon as you are offered one. Check your MySejahtera app for your booster dose appointment!

Read more : What Should You Do Before / During / After Booster Dose?

 

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