Candidates for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examinations will receive the vaccine injection at the end of next month.
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the first dose injection of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would be held at schools.
The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) said it would give priority to students who will sit for the exam to be vaccinated.
“We are trying to get it done in July and complete the process (second dose) by August. The Ministry of Education plans to send the students back to school by the end of July or August.
However, this largely depends on the pandemic’s situation and the number of cases (for examination classes to reopen). To ensure a smooth process, schools will be utilised as the Vaccine Administration Centres (PPV),” he said.
It follows the announcement of Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on children aged 12 and above.
Commenting on the department that manages the list of media practitioners who will receive vaccinations, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation said it was managed by the Malaysian Information Department.