COVID-19 Vaccination for Children to Begin This February

Children aged between 5 to 12 years old can obtain vaccination when the Pfizer vaccine for children reaches Malaysia at the end of this month.

Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said the children vaccination programme will be held on February 3 at the Tunku Azizah Hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

According to him, appointments via MySejahtera will be opened in stages at the end of January, focusing on the parents at Klang Valley first.

“Parents can start registering their children as dependants in their MySejahtera application.

“Details on access to the appointment system will be informed in the near future,” he said during a special media conference at the Dewan Rakyat today.

The Ministry is targeting a total of 70% of children of 5 to 12 years old in the educational system to be given the first dose of the children’s Pfizer vaccine after two months from the launch.

Khairy explained that currently, the vaccination for children prioritises recipients with health problems. 

“For example, chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, immunosuppression, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and nervous system disease,” he said. 


Rosli Mansor


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