If you have received a new vaccine appointment from your MySejahtera app, it was due to a technical error by the platform.
In a statement, the Health Ministry (KKM) acknowledged a bug on its MySejahtera platform that causes the app to send out new vaccine appointments by mistake. This includes booster appointments for teenagers (under 18 years old) as well as individuals who have already gotten their 3rd dose or booster shot.
In the statement, KKM explains that booster shots are only for adults aged 18-years-old and above, and there are no additional booster shots, also purportedly known as the fourth dose at the moment.
With that, KKM urges those who already received their booster shots, and also parents of children who have received booster shot appointments, to ignore the MySejahtera notification.
“Those who have accepted the appointments for the booster shots of your dependents or individuals for another booster shot, may cancel it and are not required to appear at the vaccination centres.” it added.
The MySejahtera technical team is rectifying the issue and they have apologised for any inconvenience caused.
As of 22 March, 66% of adults have received their booster shots, 91.5% of teenagers have completed their vaccinations, and 35.8% of children aged five to 11 have received their first dose of the vaccine.
Malaysia is set to reopen its international borders on 1 April and the ministry is urging all eligible adults to get boosted to maintain high levels of protection.
According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, there are over 800,000 senior citizens and 2.1 million Sinovac recipients who have yet to receive their booster dose. He also reminded them to get their boosters by 31 March to retain their fully vaccinated status.
He added that users can now book their booster shot via MySejahtera and they can pick their preferred vaccine type.