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Vaccination for media personnel to begin Wednesday

However, the number of vaccine recipients among the media has not been decided.

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Media personnel registered under the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme will receive their first dose on Wednesday, says the programme’s coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said members of the media would receive their appointment dates from today.

“Some will start receiving their appointment dates today and vaccination will start on Wednesday.

“However, the number of vaccine recipients among the media has not been decided yet and we are still looking into it,” he told reporters after visiting the KLCC vaccination centre today.

Last month, Khairy announced that more than 5,000 media practitioners would receive their Covid-19 vaccination appointment dates in June.

Meanwhile, the science, technology and innovation minister said the operation of the KLCC vaccination centre which started today was going smoothly.

“In terms of operations, it is structured, and vaccine recipients who are among the elderly are also satisfied with the smooth operation of the vaccination centre.

“We will also look into the possibility of doubling the number of vaccine recipients from time to time at this centre, maybe between 10,000 and 15,000 people but this depends on the smoothness of the vaccination process here,” he said.

On the issue of some senior citizens refusing to receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, Khairy said he would advise them to take the vaccine offered to them.

“For those who do not attend the scheduled appointment, they will get another appointment but be reminded that they cannot choose the type of vaccine. So, my advice is to take any type of vaccine that is being offered,” he said.

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