A total of 637,000 individuals had registered for the Covid-19 vaccine through the MySejahtera application as of 9pm yesterday.
Senior assistant director-general of the Disease Control Division at the health ministry, Dr Mahesh Appannan, said the application is so far considered the most effective medium for disseminating information on Covid-19, including on the vaccination programme.
“The MySejahtera application now has almost 21 million unique users and they are all active. Every day we get almost 18 to 20 million check-ins. This shows there is much interaction and use of the MySejahtera by the people.
“Currently, we do not make it mandatory to use MySejahtera, but we encourage Malaysians to use it. Mandating something is not always our strategy, it should be voluntary,” he said on Bernama TV.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin launched the Covid-19 vaccination registration programme yesterday through the MySejahtera application to facilitate implementation of the immunisation programme.
The launch ceremony was held after Muhyiddin received the first of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Putrajaya Health Office, becoming one of the first individuals in the country to receive the vaccine.
Registration for Covid-19 vaccination through the MySejahtera application is one of five methods provided by the government for the purpose.
The public can also register at www.vaksincovid.gov.my, while for offline registration, they can contact a hotline which will be announced soon. They can also head to the nearest public or private healthcare facility, or register through assistance programmes for residents in rural and inland areas.
Mahesh assured Malaysians that the user data stored in the MySejahtera application is safe as it is protected under legislation such as the Medical Act 1971 and the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988, alongside the existence of a strategic collaboration with the National Cyber Security Agency.