Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin has revealed recently that the registration for Covid-19 vaccines will begin in March 2021 and Malaysians will have to register their consent in order to receive the jab as it is done on a voluntarily basis. Khairy, the coordinating minister in charge of the national vaccination program has revealed the five ways you can register for the Covid-19 vaccine when it is available.
As announced previously, the MySejahtera app will be the primary site to register your consent to get the Covid-19 vaccine as it is probably the easiest way to sign up on your phone as the app is currently the national app for contact tracing with over 24 million registered users.
Covid-19 JKJAV website
The Special Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Committee (JKJAV) will also introduce a website which will be launched next week by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. This will be the other online platform where you can register yourself.
Hotline phone number
Alternatively, there will be a hotline number created where the public can call in. This would be the next best option for those without a smartphone or internet access.
For those without devices, the government encourages the public to register manually for the Covid-19 vaccine at hospitals and clinics. This will be offered at both public and private healthcare sectors and to reach out to senior citizens especially in rural areas, the government will also work closely with state governments to get them registered.
The vaccines will be administered in three phases in Malaysia where the government aims to prioritize its first batch of 500,000 vaccines for frontliners especially to those in healthcare system, Police, Rela, Bomba and the civil defense sectors. This group will start receiving their vaccine starting from February until April 2021.
The second phase which covers 9.4 million people will include senior citizens above 60 years old, people with non-communicable diseases and people with disabilities is expected to run between April to August 2021.
For the remaining individuals including all adults aged 18 years and above, you will be getting the Covid-19 jab in Phase 3 which will run from May 2021 to February 2022.
To achieve herd immunity, the government has announced that all non-citizen in the country including undocumented migrants will also receive the Covid-19 vaccination for free. The decision was made after considering several factors which include the cost of treating patients who are infected by foreign workers and the fact that foreign workers do contribute to the Malaysian economy.