No booster shot, no legal action

However, individuals who are not fully vaccinated will not be able to enjoy some of the flexibility given to fully vaccinated individuals

by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF / pic credit: Khairy Jamaluddin FB

NO LEGAL action will be taken against individuals who have not taken their booster doses as the government has not made it mandatory for the people in the country to take the Covid-19 vaccine, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar (picture).

“However, individuals who are not fully vaccinated will not be able to enjoy some of the flexibility given to fully vaccinated individuals,” he said.

Last Thursday, he said an estimated two million Sinovac recipients who had not taken their booster shots will lose their complete vaccination status on April 1.

In February, Sinovac recipients and individuals aged 60 years and above were urged to take their booster shots before March 1 to avoid having their fully vaccinated status nullified.

The Health Ministry (MoH) later extended the date to March 31.

Khairy Jamaluddin spoke to reporters after a working visit to the Malaysian Red Crescent (PBSM) last Friday.

The visit was to discuss the implementation of the nationwide Ambulance Hotspot Service led by the MoH in cooperation with PBSM and St John’s Ambulance of Malaysia.

Khairy Jamaluddin said a total of 15 hotspots throughout Malaysia were identified for the implementation of the Ambulance Hotspot Service which involves an allocation of RM5 million.

“This project is going through the final phase of preparation and there are 15 new hotspot locations throughout Malaysia which could shorten the ambulance response to 15 minutes or less in a radius of fewer than 10km of the hotspot area,” he said.

The service is aimed to be launched on April 1, 2022.

On a separate matter, Khairy Jamaluddin said the gathering of Umno ministers at a hotel in Putrajaya recently was just a breakfast before the Cabinet meeting.

“We had not met for a long time, so we decided to just catch up after the Umno General Assembly 2021.

“It was not a meeting about dissolving Parliament,” he said.