More than 5 hundred thousand kids aged 5 to 11 had been registered for Pfizer vaccine

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 2): A total of 517,107 kids aged five to 11 years in the country had been registered for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by their parents as of Tuesday (Feb 1), said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

In his tweet on Wednesday, he said the figure was about 15% of the total cohorts of 3.6 million.

“Good start and @KKMPutrajaya (Health Ministry) will continue to communicate the benefits of getting vaxxed,” he said.

Khairy said he was hopeful that almost half of the kids in Malaysia would get vaccinated by the end of this month.

The CITF-C (COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force for Children) under Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali would be working hard together with the Education Ministry, he added.

He said booking links for the COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) were being pushed based on the date of registration and parents who have not received a link would be getting it soon.

Khairy also uploaded an infographic on PICKids registration which showed Selangor having the highest registration up to Tuesday with 131,500 registered, while Labuan had the lowest with 900 kids registered.

He also retweeted a vaccine COVID-19 tweet which stated that vaccination appointment booking links for children aged five to 11 were currently being released in stages on MySejahtera for the parents or guardians in Klang Valley who have registered their children on the app.

It was reported earlier that the roll-out of vaccine doses for children aged five to 11 years would kick off on Thursday (Feb 3) in the Klang Valley at hospitals and integrated vaccination centres.

A total of four million children aged under 12 years in Malaysia are eligible for the vaccine.

Source: The Edge Markets

Since kids always follow their parents go to public places, so I think it’s important that children should get vaccinated so that they also can get protected.