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No wastage of vaccine in Kelantan, authorities say as 10,000 miss appointments for jabs

However, state health authorities urge members of the public not to walk into vaccination centres as they already have a list of substitute recipients.

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Health authorities in Kelantan say there has been no wastage of Covid-19 vaccine despite nearly 10,000 people failing to turn up for their vaccination appointments during the second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme in the state.

Kelantan state health director Dr Zaini Hussin said such individuals who had registered would be replaced with others under the same criteria.

“In fact, many Kelantanese hope that they will get vaccinated without having to wait for the given date through the MySejahtera application,” he said in a statement today.

However, Zaini advised the public to constantly check the MySejahtera app to find out their status for vaccination.

“Please adhere to the appointment date. For those who are unable to attend due to unavoidable circumstances, please inform the vaccination centres (PPVs) to reschedule the appointment,” he said.

He also reminded the public not to simply walk in for vaccination as the authorities already have a list of substitute recipients for those absent at the PPVs.

“Please be patient to wait for your turn, and getting vaccinated early does not mean you don’t need to follow the SOPs,” he added.

Zaini said as of yesterday, 35,905 individuals had received their first dose of vaccine under the second phase of the programme in the state.

A total of 66,314 individuals out of 125,744 aged 60 and above who are eligible to receive the vaccine under the second phase in Kelantan have registered with MySejahtera.

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