Health Director-General (DG) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has reminded Malaysians to respond to the Covid-19 vaccine booster jab appointments which are sent through SMS or the MySejahtera application to further speed up the vaccine administration process.
In a statement, Dr Noor Hisham requested the people to always check the notifications on their handphones so they do not miss the appointment given to them.
He added that the people would need to give consent whether they agree to receive the booster dose too.
Meanwhile, for those who had missed the appointment, Dr Noor Hisham recommends to go to the nearest Vaccination Centre (PPV) to register yourself on waiting list again.
A total of 3,944,858 booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been given since its administration was approved last November as of Tuesday (14 December), according to the Health DG.
He said the ministry started off the booster doses with a specific group of individuals aged 40 and above, individuals 18 years of age and older who have comorbidities, residents and staff at Long-Term Health Care Centres, pregnant mothers, and individuals who need to travel overseas.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said the number of new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday (15 December) dropped to 3,900, from 4,097 cases on Tuesday (14 December).
He added that 4,552 recoveries were reported on Wednesday.
“Of the 3,900 new cases reported, 86 cases or 2.2 per cent were in categories three, four and five, while 3,814 cases or 97.8 per cent were in categories one and two.” he said.
Detailed information on the current situation of COVID-19 infection will be uploaded to the COVIDNOW website at https://covidnow.moh.gov.my and the data is updated at 12 midnight daily.