Malaysian parents can now rejoice as the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has announced that children aged 12-years-old and above can now be registered to get their Covid-19 vaccinations via the MySejahtera app. Initially, it was stated that students born in 2003 and had plans of pursuing their education overseas would be prioritised.
Following that, they also announced that children and teenagers with comorbidities conditions will be prioritised to get the Covid-19 vaccination.
Prior to this, news of the registration for children with regard to the vaccine went viral on WhatsApp. It was also followed by a few steps to ease parents’ and guardian’s to register children and teenagers under their care as reported by Astro Awani. Previously, it was also reported that guardians could register children aged 12 and above as their dependents.
This would come as a relief for parents nationwide as schools were also said to reopen by the Education Ministry on 1 September when the nation is expected to step into Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan predicted to run in September and October. This would also ensure a smoother flow in the education system after a long implementation of online learning.
It is our responsibility to ensure the ones around us to be vaccinated as well for a better future.