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[Must know] How do you register for Covid-19 vaccination?

In the recent statement released by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the vaccination programme for Malaysians is expected to kick off in March 2021.

There’s a mixed response among the public on whether you should be vaccinated. The vaccination programme will be done on a voluntary basis, however, the Government had strongly recommended that the citizens should be vaccinated.

How do you get vaccinated?

Firstly, there are 5 channels where you can make the vaccination request and they are:

  • Register through MySejahtera app, which is the easiest method of all too
  • Dialing a hotline, in which the number will be provided soon
  • Government will be reaching out to those staying in rural areas
  • Register online through www.vaksincovid.gov.my
  • Registering at private or public healthcare facilities

After getting all these cleared, it’s time to get on the actual process of getting vaccinated. Simply follow these 18 steps and you’ll be fine.

Source: VaksinCovid.gov
  1. Register yourself at MySejahtera app or at www.vaksincovid.gov.my.
  2. Make an appointment for the first dose of the vaccine.
  3. Arrive at the location which is designated for your appointment.
  4. The medics will perform a temperature and symptom check on you on the spot.
  5. Scanning QR code to confirm your identity.
  6. You’ll be given consultation and a permission form for the vaccination.
  7. First dose of the vaccine will be given to you.
  8. Stay at the medical facility for 30 minutes for observations.
  9. You’ll be given a vaccination card as an evidence for the first dose.
  10. Adverse event following immunization (AEFI) should be monitored.
  11. Make an appointment for the second dose of the vaccine, it is advised that you should wait around 3 to 4 weeks after the first dose.
  12. Arrive at the location which is designated for your appointment.
  13. The medics will perform a temperature and symptom check on you on the spot.
  14. Scanning QR code to confirm your identity.
  15. Second dose of the vaccine will be given to you.
  16. Stay at the medical facility for 30 minutes for observations.
  17. You’ll be given a digital certificate for taking both doses of vaccine.
  18. Adverse event following immunization (AEFI) should be monitored.

In the event that you suffer any discomfort after the vaccination, you can lodge a report at these 3 avenue.

  • Visiting the nearest public or private hospital
  • Reporting through MySejahtera app
  • Reporting through www.npra.gov.my

Possible side effects

The more commonly report side effects of the vaccines are pain or swelling at injection spot, fever, feeling exhausted, feeling queasy, headache, swelling at facial lymph nodes, shivering, having joint pain. These can be normal and is only a temporary effect.

Are you ready to be vaccinated? Stay safe, stay healthy!

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