Those aged 60 and above must take their booster doses by February – Khairy

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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.


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