Kids above 12 yrs can now be registered for vaccination

Credit: Reuters

By S. Harrish

CHILDREN above 12 years can now be registered for vaccination after the government recently gave its nod for this.

A check with the MySejahtera app showed parents can now add their children as dependants by clicking the “Add Vaccine Dependent” option under the “Vaccination” category.

Previously, only dependants above 18 years could be registered.

National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Supply (JKJAV) will meet later this week to fine-tune the process.

Last week, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced that the Pfizer vaccine had been approved for use in those aged 12 and above.

The move allowing vaccination for children above 12 years old is expected to accelerate the vaccination rate nationwide.

The Phase Three of the NIP started today with the opening of the Bukit Jalil Mega Covid-19 Vaccination Centre that can inoculate up to 10,000 people daily.