MySejahtera does not update vaccination status – Chang

Bukit Assek assemblyperson Irene Chang

By S. Harrish

THE Sarawak state government needs to address the concerns of people who have been vaccinated but their status is not updated on their MySejahtera.

Bukit Assek assemblywoman Irene Chang said a digital certificate should have been automatically generated and reflected in the MySejahtera but there were many in Sibu who did not get their digital certificates despite being vaccinated as early as March and April.

“Although at this moment, we do not know the exact relevance of the digital

certificate and how it might be used, the state government should prepare

Sarawakians for what may come,” she said in a statement today.

“We cannot brush aside the possibility that the digital certificate may become a passport required for travelling to other states or countries.”

Chang said the state government should address this issue promptly and effectively with the Covid-19 Immunisation Task force (CITF).

She added that many countries, including China and the European Union have already established a vaccine passport programme for the purpose of facilitating restriction-free movement to restart travel and tourism in their countries.

“Besides the non-reflection of the true status, problems such as unsuccessful registration for vaccination is also very common in MySejahtera. When this happens, those who have registered would be kept waiting for the notification of the appointment which would never come.

“If they don’t seek the help of the local leaders here, they might forever be kept waiting and would miss the vaccination drive.”

With the RM70 million allocated for it, she said such problems on MySejahtera should be considered minor technical problems.