PETALING JAYA, Dec 16 — Those who are 60 and above, who received Sinovac doses, are required to get their booster shot before February next year.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said in a press conference today that the decision was made after 2 cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant were detected in Malaysia, as well as following guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
“This proposal was approved at Covid-19-Booster Immunisation Special Task Force (CITF-B) meeting on 8 December 2021.
“As such, individuals in the mentioned groups — all recipients who have completed their dose of the Sinovac vaccine and those above the age of 60, irrespective of their primary vaccine type — will need to take a booster dose by February 2022 to maintain their full vaccination status.
“If not, then their MySejahtera status will turn white, which indicates that you are not fully vaccinated,’’ he said.