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KJ: Teens Aged 12-17 With Underlying Medical Issues Will Start Receiving Vaccines Soon


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On 22 July, CITF said that they will not be giving any vaccines to teens who are below the age of 18 as of yet as they would like to avoid any risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium, the fibrous sac surrounding the heart) as was shown in an American study.

Teens to get vaccinated soon

On 13 August, the minister in charge of the National Immunisation Plan (PICK) announced that they will start giving vaccinations to teens (12 to 17-year olds) following the revised recommendation from the Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham.

The priority order is as follows:

  1. 12-17-year-olds with underlying medical conditions
  2. 12-17-year-olds with no medical issues based on age de-escalation

The minister added that JKJAV will be making an announcement in the following week on how the Covid-19 vaccinations for teenagers will be implemented following Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham’s circular and the latest clinical guidelines.

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The vaccination rate in Malaysia

As of 11.59pm of 12 August, 16,545,384 adults in Malaysia have had their first dose of the vaccine while 9,843,521 adults in Malaysia have had their second dose. The following infographic by JKJAV shows the breakdown of the numbers by state.

Vaccination Rate Malaysia 12 August

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