PETALING JAYA,Feb 4: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has given the details on who will be involved in the three Covid-19 vaccination phases, with the first phase to be rolled out at the end of this month.
He said the first phase will involve some 500,000 health and non-health frontliners and is expected to end in April.
The second phase will involve Covid-19 high-risk groups, namely senior citizens, vulnerable individuals with comorbidities and disabled persons. This is expected to go on from April to August, involving around 9.4 million people.
The third phase of the programme will involve adults aged 18 and above, who will be given the jabs from May this year to February next year, running concurrently with the second phase.
“This phase is important to develop herd immunity and then to control the pandemic,” he said in a national address today.