Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Some 1.4 million vaccine applications cannot be processed

Minister in charge Khairy Jamaluddin tells why.

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Some 1.4 million applications for vaccination under the government’s Covid-19 immunisation programme cannot be processed due to incomplete forms.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said missing details include the latest address of applicants and answers to questions on medical evaluations.

“Complete registration process is needed in order to secure an appointment for vaccination,” he said at a joint press conference with Health Minister Dr Adham Baba.

He said those who send incomplete applications will be reminded by SMS to re-submit their requests with the missing details.

Khairy said authorities could not depend on the address given in applicants’ MyKads.

“The address is crucial as the appointment is fixed at the nearest health centre,” he added.

Meanwhile, Khairy said he would meet with representatives from private hospitals on their involvment in helping the government with the vaccination programme.

He also announced that Malaysia might vaccinate teenagers, pending the results of tests being carried out by Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

Some 5.5 million people had registered for Covid-19 jabs as of today.

The bulk of these – 1,617,617 – are in Selangor, followed by Johor (706,873) and Kuala Lumpur (501,373).

Putrajaya saw the biggest increase in registrations at 69.5%, followed by Kuala Lumpur (33.9%) and Selangor (33.4%).

State Total registrations Increase in registrations
Perlis 33,728 17.9%
Kedah 275,534 17.2%
Penang 391,573 28.3%
Perak 378,022 19.5%
Selangor 1,617,617 33.4%
Kuala Lumpur 501,373 33.9%
Putrajaya 223,979 69.5%
Negeri Sembilan 223,979 26.4%
Melaka 172,848 24.7%
Kelantan 145,816 11.8%
Terengganu 137,079 16.3%
Pahang 210,681 17.1%
Johor 706,873 24.9%
Sabah 241,492 8.2%
Labuan 18,888 26.1%
Sarawak 439,088 21.2%
National increase in registrations: 22.8%

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