Probe started on empty syringes and jabs not given during inoculation


By S. Harrish

THE Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) is investigating three separate incidents over Covid-19 vaccinations and will be cooperating with the police on the matter.

This comes after allegations that vaccines were wrongly administered or empty syringes were used.

CITF said the first incident took place last Saturday at the Sungai Petani Airport Camp drive-through vaccination centre (PPV) in Kedah.

It is managed by military hospital officials from the camp and was for Armed Forces personnel and their immediate family members.

“Disciplinary action has been taken against the vaccination official,” the CITF said in a statement today.

Videos have been circulating in social media, showing a woman being injected with a syringe but it was not pushed to dispense the dose.

In the second incident, the CITF said it is investigating an incident where an empty syringe was used at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre PPV last Saturday.

The third incident alleged fake vaccine doses were used at the Bangi Avenue Convention Centre in Selangor.

The CITF said it was the public’s right and part of the standard operating procedures for the vaccinator to show the loaded syringe to the recipient before injection.

The public is also advised to look at the syringe before and after the vaccination process to be sure.