Vaccine recipients are now allowed to record their vaccination process as part of the SOPs, in the wake of claims by some of having received less than the required dose.
Khairy Jamaluddin, the minister in charge of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), said all vaccination centres are also required to show recipients the syringe filled with the correct dosage before the shot is administered.
This follows claims on social media by recipients who said they had been injected with an empty syringe.
“I have instructed CITF to allow additional SOPs during the vaccination process, where recipients can now record themselves getting jabbed,” he said, referring to the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force.
“Go ahead and record so that you’ll have hard proof that you have received the proper dosage for vaccination.”
Speaking at a press conference today, he said the CITF had conducted an investigation and found that 13 police reports were lodged on empty syringes and incorrect dosage, most of which were “proven to be false or inconclusive”.
“We have checked with the health workers at several vaccination centres and found that they gave the right amount of dosage to the recipients,” he said.
However, he said the incident involving an empty syringe at a drive-thru vaccination centre in Sungai Petani was true, and that the health worker had admitted to being careless due to fatigue.
He added that disciplinary action has been taken against her.
“I take every single complaint from the public seriously and I don’t want to downplay this,” he said.
“Even if it’s one single error, that’s one error too many for us.”