A TOTAL of 517,107 kids aged five to 11 years old in the country have been registered for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine by their parents up to Tuesday, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar.
In his tweet yesterday, he said the figure was about 15% of the total cohorts of 3.6 million.
“Good start and @KKMPutrajaya (Health Ministry) will continue to communicate the benefits of getting vaxxed,” he said.
Khairy said he is hopeful that almost half of the kids in Malaysia would get vaccinated by the end of this month.
The CITF-C (Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force for Children) under his deputy Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali would be working hard together with the Education Ministry, he added.
He said booking links for the Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) were being pushed based on the date of registration and parents who had not received a link would be getting it soon.
Khairy also uploaded an infographic on PICKids registration which shows Selangor having the highest registration up to Feb 1 with 131,500 registered, while Labuan has the lowest with 900 children registered.
He has also retweeted a vaccine Covid-19 tweet which states that vaccination appointment booking
links for children aged five to 11 are currently being released in stages on MySejahtera for the parents or guardians in the Klang Valley who have registered their children on the app.
A total of four million children aged under 12 years in Malaysia are eligible for the vaccine. — Bernama