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Covid-19 vaccination registration for children aged 5-12 will be available on MySejahtera starting 3 February

NewsCovid-19 vaccination registration for children aged 5-12 will be available on MySejahtera...

Parents in Klang Valley will soon be able to enrol their children for the Covid-19 vaccination through their MySejahtera application, said the Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali.

In a press conference yesterday (27 January), he said the National Covid-19 Adolescent Immunisation Programme (PICK) for Kids will begin on 3 February 2022.

The Ministry of Health (KKM) has also urged parents with children aged between 5 and 12 to register their children through the MySejahtera app, which is being updated to manage immunisation for their children.

Dr Noor Azmi said the studies conducted by the ministry on the Comirnaty 10mcg Concentrate for Dispersion (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine showed that is safe and had been given to 8.6 million children in the United States.

“We estimate around four million children aged five to 12 qualify to receive this vaccine and I want to emphasise that it is safe as proven by studies published on January 20, 2022 by the Paediatric College, Academy of Medicine Malaysia.”

Source: KL Foodie

“We will start in the Klang Valley and for children with comorbidities they will head to the hospitals while those without comorbidities will be heading to the integrated vaccine centres.”

“To date we have received 484,639 appointments for children through MySejahtera. This way the parents can choose when and when they want to have their kids vaccinated,” Dr Noor Azmi, reported Malay Mail.

Meanwhile, the appointments are only for Klang Valley residents but KKM will be opening up appointments to the entire country soon.

Those who wish to make an appointment would need to update their status on the MySejahtera app and register their children as dependent. Following that, they will receive a request to make an appointment.

As of yesterday (27 January), Malaysia had recorded over 5,000 daily Covid-19 cases thanks to the Omicron wave. This is the first time since December 2021 with 5,439 cases.

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