The government is poised to make improvements to the vaccine registration system in order to achieve the group or herd immunity under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme before the end of this year succeeds.
Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Ahmad Amzad Hashim, stated that the registration to access the one million slots of AstraZeneca vaccine offered yesterday was highly unusual, as more than one million people accessed the system.
Prior to that, the system, which has gone through a ‘stress test’ before without any problems, has become congested and experienced disruption.
However, the government accepts all remarks and suggestions from various parties on this aspect of the smooth registration. Similarly, the MySejahtera module still needs to be continuously improved.
Malaysians expressed their frustration on various social media platforms, for failing to access AstraZeneca vaccine slots despite having tried to get into the system earlier.
Ahmad Amzad, who is also Kuala Terengganu MP, mentioned that the government had decided to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to anyone over the age of 18, following initial rejections by many previously.
AstraZeneca vaccine bookings are currently only open to residents in Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Sarawak and Selangor.