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Vaccination task force apologises for glitches in AstraZeneca booking

It says action will be taken against the relevant parties as the matter involves public and national interests.

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The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) says it views seriously the technical hiccups that occurred during the second-round booking of opt-in AstraZeneca vaccine appointment slots yesterday afternoon.

In a statement, CITF said it would take action against the relevant parties as the matter involved public and national interests.

It was reported that users could not access several features on the CITF website to book appointments for the Covid-19 vaccine.

“We apologise for any inconvenience faced by the public. We would like to reiterate that those who have registered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (PICK) will still be vaccinated, especially as the vaccination process is expedited in the coming months,” CITF said.

It said a total of 956,609 AstraZeneca vaccination slots for Malaysians below 60 years old residing in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Johor and Sarawak had been taken up in about an hour.

A total of 1,261,000 doses were offered, of which 275,208 doses were booked by senior citizens when registration was first opened from May 23 to 26, it said.

It added that 29,183 people who were on the waiting list from the previous round were also put in the queue to receive the jab.

Internet users had taken to social media to express their disappointment for failing to book slots for the AstraZeneca vaccination.

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