According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, anti-vaxxers in the nation may face repercussions if they refuse to obtain the COVID-19 vaccines. They will not be given the same freedom as individuals who have been vaccinated.
Following his press conference at the 11th National Acute Myocardial Infarction Course, Khairy conceded that the approach may be a bit harsh, but the government will ‘bother’ anti-vaccine groups.
”If you cannot be vaccinated, that’s fine. We will give you a MySejahtera digital exemption. But if you don’t vaccinate yourself by choice, we will continue to make life difficult for you,” said Khairy.
He was asked if the country would move towards making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory.
Khairy said he will be releasing the national testing strategy next week, adding that it will include a mandate for unvaccinated people to go through a paid weekly self-test.
The government may not make vaccines mandatory at the federal level, but it would support legislation at the sectoral level, as it is required in the public sector beginning in November.
“We will also encourage the private sector to implement the law to make vaccination compulsory among their employees,” he added.
On top of that, he also said, ”You cannot dine in at restaurants, you cannot go into shopping centres.”