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Adham Baba: Those Vaccinated Abroad Must Verify Their Vaccination Cert

NewsAdham Baba: Those Vaccinated Abroad Must Verify Their Vaccination Cert

As Malaysia gradually opens up its economy and boundaries, the vaccination certificate is the only document that allows us to move around in Malaysia.

Hence, those who were being vaccinated abroad must obtain their digital vaccination certificate by visiting the nearest district health office (PKD) for verification and validation.

Science, technology and innovation minister, Dr Adham Baba said this includes both Malaysians and travellers who are entering the country.

Source: KL Foodie

“Malaysians who have been inoculated in foreign countries such as Singapore have to go to the nearest district Health office to state that their vaccination has been completed overseas.” he said, according to The Star.

Meanwhile, he also said the state health department will send the information and data to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) in Putrajaya after they had gotten the confirmation from the PKD.

“The centre will then inform MySejahtera to update and issue a digital certificate in the app.

“Regardless of the person’s nationality, what is most important is that we want to confirm whether or not the vaccination certificate issued abroad was genuine and to find out the type of vaccine received.” he said at the press conference after visiting the vaccination centre at the Austin International Convention Centre yesterday (5 September).

He added those who had been vaccinated and were required to enter Malaysia to revitalise the country’s economy would have their vaccination certificate validated by health officials at the country’s entry points.

Having said that, Adham said health officials would be placed at the island’s entry points to track down tourists who had completed their Covid-19 vaccination.

“We will inform them to comply with SOPs throughout their stay in Langkawi.” Adham said.

On a separate matter, he urged the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) to increase the numbers of mobile vaccination centres (PPV) to hasten the vaccination process in several states, including Johor, before the monsoon season starts.

He also said that as of Saturday (4 September), 36.1 million doses of vaccine had been dispensed throughout Malaysia, with 20.4 million people having received the first dose while 67.4% have completed both doses of Covid-19 vaccination.

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