Sabah begins administering booster shots today
Published on: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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Hajiji receiving the booster dose.
KOTA KINABALU: Some 60,000 frontliners and 193,953 senior citizens as well as those in the high-risk group are eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine booster dose under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (Pick) in Sabah beginning today.


Launching the booster dose programme at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) here, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said it would be carried out in two stages.


“The first stage was for healthcare and non-healthcare front liners beginning today (Oct 20) until Nov 20, while the second stage would be for senior citizens aged 60 and above as well as those with underlying comorbidity beginning Nov 2,” he said.


The booster dose is free under Pick and dispensed to the recipients voluntarily after completing vaccination or second dose at least six months prior.


At the moment, the Health Ministry has decided that the booster dose is only for those who have received the vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech or Comirnaty.


Eligible individuals would be notified through the MySejahtera applications, while the Vaccine Administration Centre (PPV) would be making the announcement via short messaging messages (SMS) or phone calls for those without the applications.


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