PETALING JAYA,Mar 29: The second phase of the national Covid-19 immunisation programme will begin on April 19, its coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced today.

At a press conference today, he said appointments for recipients will be set through the MySejahtera app, phone calls or text messages from April 5.

Khairy, who is also science, technology and innovation minister, added that those under phase 3 would be allowed to get the vaccine early since there is a sufficient supply, with only two million people categorised under phase 2 registered so far.

However, he clarified that those who are late in registering for phase 2 would be bumped ahead of phase 3 recipients.

“Once they register on the MySejahtera system, there’s an algorithm in place that will push them to the top of the queue. It will pick up that they’re above 60, disabled or suffer from co-morbidities.

“But while waiting for those in phase 2 , we decided that since there is enough supply of vaccines, we’ll let those in phase 3 to get the vaccine too,” he said, adding that he was confident registrations for phase 2 will increase over the next two weeks.


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