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MOH: 67% Of Malaysians Willing To Get Vaccinated, Registrations Will Open Soon

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In December 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) conducted a survey to see whether Malaysians are willing to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

The survey was done from 21 -28 December and it was participated by 212,000 Malaysians, reported MOH. 67% of the respondents are willing to take the vaccine as a big majority is confident that the vaccine will work. However, 17% of the respondents were unsure as they are worried about the effectiveness of the vaccine. 16% did not want to get vaccinated.

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The government seeks to vaccinate 70% of the population to create herd immunity (23 million people) and they will start by vaccinating:

  1. The frontliners
  2. People who are at high risk (have chronic illnesses) and elderly above 60 years old
  3. People above the age of 18

The health minister has also said that the registration for the vaccine will be open soon. Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia, Khairy Jamaluddin has said that registration for the vaccine can be done through MySejahtera when the time comes.

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The main vaccine that will be used is the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine which will arrive on our shores at the end of February. It has also been granted conditional registration for use in Malaysia by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency NPRA.

However, our health Director-General has said that the government is looking at different vaccines.

Multiple countries have different experiences with the usage of Sinovac. Turkey reported that it is 91.25% effective while Indonesia said that the vaccine is 65.3% effective. Brazil reports that the vaccine is only 50.4% effective.

Speaking on this, KJ stresses: “If we are not satisfied with the safety and efficacy, we will not go through with the procurement. We will review all data and make a decision.”

The ministry has also stated that as of now, vaccines are effective against the coronavirus even if there are mutations. Be that as it may, the ministry will monitor the development of the mutations.

Speaking on the side effects of Covid-19 vaccination, they have stated that there will be minimal side effects which include pain in the vaccination area, fatigue, headache, and fever. These side effects can be resolved by taking paracetamol before getting the vaccination.

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Will you be registering for the vaccination once it’s out? Let us know.

 

Also read: Video: Doctor Couldn’t Stop Trembling While Giving President Jokowi His Covid-19 Vaccine

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