PUTRAJAYA: The phase two of the national vaccination exercise which prioritises the elderly, those with morbidity problems and persons with disabilities will commence on April 19, said Coordinating Minister of the COVID-19 National Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin.
He said recipients would be notified on vaccination appointment from April 5, two weeks prior to the appointment date, through the MySejahtera application, phone calls and short messaging system (SMS).
As at yesterday (March 28) about two million individuals in the second phase had registered through MySejahtera, out of a target of nine million people, he said.
“While waiting for the registration from the second phase groups and when the supply of vaccines is sufficient, those who have registered under the third phase will be given priority to receive the vaccine.
“If the registration for the second phase is slow, we will not wait. The vaccination process for the third phase will be simplified,” he said at a press conference on the development of the COVID-19 immunisation programme here, today.
The third phase involves adults aged 18 and above and is scheduled to take place this May.