The National Security Council (NSC) has agreed to allow interstate travel for those returning to their home towns to bring their dependants or parents for their vaccination appointments under the second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme which begins on April 19.
The coordinating minister for the programme, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the matter was decided at an NSC meeting yesterday.
He said individuals would only need to show the police the appointment slips of their dependants or parents.
“Individuals who want to return to their home towns to bring their dependants or parents, ailing family members or even grandparents for their vaccination appointments are allowed to do so,” he said after visiting the Negeri Sembilan vaccination centre (PPV) at the Seremban City Council Hall today.
He also said 170,970 people in the state had registered to be vaccinated in the second phase of the programme, of whom 68,032 were senior citizens, 6,425 were persons with disabilities, and 96,513 were from the high-risk group.
“The high-risk group comprises those with severe allergies, those who are immunocompromised and those who are on blood-thinning medication. These three groups of people will be taken to hospital for screening and vaccination,” he said.
In order to solve the issue of vaccination registration through the MySejahtera app among the Orang Asli in rural areas, he said face-to-face registration would be carried out with the involvement of all relevant government agencies.