No vaccine appointment for 12-17 year olds yet: CITF

by AZREEN HANI

Covid-19 Immunisation Special Task Force said that the vaccine registration for 12 to 17 year olds have been accepted in the MySejahtera system, but no appointment has been given to the age group for now.

“The MySejahtera system will continue to accept vaccination registrations for the group so that it can be used in the future, when any decision has been made,” it said in a statement today.

CITF added that currently the National COVID-19 Immunisation Program (PICK) is prioritising its efforts to complete the vaccination of   Phase 2 and strengthen the implementation of Phase 3
nationwide including Capacity Surge Operations in the Klang Valley.

“In addition, efforts are being made to intensify vaccination among teachers, school staff and school support staff in preparation for the opening school later, ” it said. 

Education ministry announced that schools will be reopened on Sept 1.

CITF said for now the government has also agreed not to provide Covid-19 vaccine to 12-17 years of age to avoid any risk of myocarditis and pericarditis cases (heart inflammation) following a case study in the US.

It added that health Ministry is also finalizing clinical guidelines on giving Pfizer vaccines to a group of adolescents with underlying health problems or/ and at high-risk of being infected with the virus.

However, for Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia and Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia candidates,
including those who will turn 18 this year, the Covid-19 vaccination will continued according to the schedule and appointments that have been set.