KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin became the first person in Malaysia to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech shot on Wednesday, 24 February.
The first injection reception for Malaysia was broadcast live through various media platforms including on social media, to enable the people to get a true and comprehensive picture of the National COVID-19 Immunization Program which officially started today.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah (PKD) Putrajaya at Presint 11, Putrajaya, after completing the National COVID-19 Immunization Program Launch, with its first phase starting today until April.
Earlier, Tan Sri Muhyiddin arrived at PKD Putrajaya at about 2.25 pm and scanned the MySejahtera code, which will be an application for one of the COVID-19 vaccine acceptance registration methods. He then registered with the health worker for the purpose of receiving the vaccine before being taken to the auditorium to get a brief description of the vaccination. Tan Sri Muhyiddin then signed the consent form as a self-declaration document and an individual's permission to be vaccinated.
Vaccinated individuals will then be asked to wait in an observation room for at least 15 to 30 minutes, where they will be monitored for any side-effects.
Muhyiddin had volunteered to be the first to receive the vaccine shots in order to build public confidence in the inoculation process. A survey by the Health Ministry in December last year showed one-third of Malaysians remained sceptical of vaccines and worried about side effects. Later, he was accompanied by the Coordinating Minister for the National COVID-19 Immunization Program who is also the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin and the Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba, was taken to take an appointment for a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah followed by the group of injectors who will be involved in the immunization program also receiving the vaccine on the same day.
Date of Input: 26/02/2021 | Updated: 01/03/2021 | aslamiah
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