The government provides five online or manual registration methods for the public to get Covid-19 vaccine injections in the country. For the online methods, members of the public can choose to register via the MySejahtera application or special website HERE.
Whereas the manual registration has three other methods that allow the public to register, namely by calling the hotline (will be informed later), attending public and private health clinic facilities, or through assistance programs for residents in rural and remote areas.
Frankly, the MySejahtera application is certainly the fastest step to register compared to the four other methods provided but it all depends on the invidual.
But before that, users would need to update the application in order to continue with the registration.
Upon update, there is a Covid-19 vaccine column and when pressed the applicant is asked to confirm their personal information such as name, identity card number and telephone number.
Once confirmed, applicants can continue to register for vaccination and be informed that phase one that started on Feb will commence from February to April 2021 for the frontline task force involving 500,000 people.
However, the applicant can continue the registration process and will be notified when the next phase begins.
The second phase, from April to August, involves a group of senior citizens aged 65 and above, high-risk groups and the disabled involving 9.4 million people.
The third phase from May 2021 to February 2022 for the population of Malaysia aged 18 years on citizens and non-citizens with a target of more than 13.7 million people.
Apart from that, the vaccination process for those who register online or manually is the same, covering 18 steps.
However, for individuals receiving a single dose vaccine, the vaccination step ends in Step 9 and the Covid-19 Digital Vaccine Immunization Certificate will be given whilst the recipients of the two-dose vaccine process end in Step 18.
Here’s what to expect:
Step 1: Online registration (MySejahtera and at www.vaksincovid.gov.my) or manually (hotline, health clinic facilities and assistance program)
Step 2: Accept the appointment date
Step 3: Attend the Vaccination Center (PPV)
Step 4: Temperature and symptom screening
Step 5: Register QR code and identity check
Step 6: Consult and fill out the permission form
Step 7: Accept injection and confirm vaccination acceptance (Dos 1)
Step 8: Observation for 30 minutes after injection.
Step 9: Receive the vaccine card and Covid-19 Vaccine Immunization Certificate (for single-dose vaccine recipients)
Step 10: Monitoring the effects of Covid-19 immunization (AEFI)
Step 11: Accept the appointment date (second dose injection)
Step 12: Attend to PPV
Step 13: Temperature and symptom screening
Step 14: Register QR code and identity check
Step 15: Accept injection and confirm vaccination acceptance (Dos 2)
Step 16: Observation for 30 minutes after injection.
Step 17: Receive the Covid-19 Digital Vaccine Immunization Certificate and update the vaccine card (for manual registration)
Step 18: Personal health observation for any side effects.
Individuals who experience side effects of injections can make a report at the nearest health facility, MySejahtera application and on the ConSERF NPRA report portal at www.npra.gov.com.
The two-dose vaccine includes vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac Life Sciences Co Ltd (Sinovac) and CanSinoBIO, while the single-dose vaccine is from Sputnik V.
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