Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical factors can apply for a special digital exemption certificate.
The Health Ministry (MOH) has recently released a step-by-step guide to help Malaysians with the steps to apply for a digital exemption certificate if they had been certified unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons.
In a tweet, the MOH advised individuals with such health conditions to bring their pre-vaccination assessment (PVA) slip for verification by registered medical practitioners.
Following which, they will be required to bring the certified PVA slip to the district health office to apply for a digital vaccine exemption certificate.
MOH then said that their request will be processed by the Ministry within a week. By then, their status on MySejahtera will be updated accordingly.
Recently, the Health Minister, Khairy Jamaulddin said individuals unable to get the Covid-19 jab due to medical reasons can get an exemption certificate via MySejahtera once their health condition is validated by specialists.
Khairy said this in responds to a question raised by Kota Belud Member of Parliament (MP), Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis on the alternatives available for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to health factors, and the documentation for these individuals for the purpose of movement in public areas.
Khairy added that those who have been confirmed to be ineligible for the Covid-19 vaccine need to be verified by a registered expert who treats the individuals involved.
Nonetheless, he explained that the physician should be a physician in a private hospital, or a medical officer who treats patients in the absence of a physician in specialised government hospitals, or a family physician in a government clinic.
As for those who do not have digital devices and have lost the their vaccination card, Khairy said these individuals should lodge a report at the district health office. The matter will then be scrutinised according to certain procedures before a new vaccination card is re-issued.