Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today urged senior citizens to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and to take their booster shots for better protection, especially with Ramadan around the corner.
In a Twitter post, he said getting vaccinated was crucial as during the fasting month, many senior citizens would be performing the tarawih prayers at mosques.
“This message is also very important ahead of Ramadan. Maybe our parents are not going anywhere now. But when Ramadan arrives, they will go for tarawih prayers in groups.
“It is good to ‘top up’ their protection with a booster. We strive, and the rest we leave to Allah,” he added.
Khairy also said that 105 Covid-19 deaths were reported yesterday, and that senior citizens who are unvaccinated or have yet to receive a booster shot are most at risk of contracting the virus.
“The capacity of hospitals or ICUs is under control. But I also want the death rate to be under control,” he said.
His post was accompanied by a graph giving the data per population of 100,000 according to vaccination status yesterday, which showed that the most deaths were recorded among the unvaccinated group across every age level.