Vaccines are one of the methods for us to curb this pandemic and one of the best ways to protect our society from COVID-19.
Malaysia has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech on 21 February 2021. Flown in on Malaysia Airlines' Airbus A330-300, the first batch has 312,930 doses and Malaysia is scheduled to receive a total of 12.8 million doses from Pfizer-BioNTech.
According to the documents provided by JKJAV , as of February 2021, Malaysia has secured 66.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility and advance purchases from five vaccine manufacturers.
The supply of vaccines from these five suppliers will be received in stages by Malaysia starting February 2021, subject to NPRA approval.
As more COVID-19 vaccines are coming to the country this year, you might wonder, "How can I sign up for COVID-19 vaccines in Malaysia?"
First of all, you need or must already know that our Ministry of Health (MOH) already announce that the vaccines will be distributed in stages nationally based on supplies and deliveries from vaccine manufacturers.
Target groups for the 3 phases of vaccination and the estimated number of individuals to be vaccinated can be seen here :
So, how to register for COVID-19 vaccine in Malaysia?
The administration of the COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary but highly encouraged in order to achieve significant coverage of the population. Registration for the vaccine, which will start on the 1st of March 2021, will be implemented through the following methods:
Vaccinations will be carried out at 605 Vaccination Administration Centres (VACs) which have been identified by MOH.
Temporary vaccination centres like stadiums, convention centres, community halls, universities and other appropriate facilities will be set up according to the need.
The full details have yet to be released and the government will share further updates once these registration processes are confirmed.
Register through MySejahtera app
Schedule an appointment through a general hotline (soon-to-be-launched)
Register through outreach programme for rural and interior areas
Register through Vaksin Covid website
Register at public or private healthcare facilities in Malaysia
For the latest information about COVID-19 vaccine in Malaysia, we recommend reading the National Immunisation Programme handbook (you can read the English version here) or visit Malaysia’s official COVID-19 vaccine website.