PUTRAJAYA, May 5 — Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) secretary-general (sec-gen) Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek along with his counterparts in the other ministries today received the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at Dewan Seri Seroja Vaccine Centre (PPV),Precinct 15 here.
Also seen going through the vaccination process were Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry sec-gen Datuk Ir Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir, Education Ministry sec-gen Datuk Yusran Shah Mohd Yusof and Ministry of Transport sec-gen Datuk Isham Ishak.
Mohammad who arrived at the PPV at about 11am, went through five stations before he was given his first shot of the vaccine.
“I thank the health workers for a job well done … the whole process was over within a short time,” he said when met by Bernama after receiving his shot.
Mohammad said he did not have any side effects after the 15-minute observation period and advised the community to immediately register for the vaccine under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
Mohammad also called on social media users not to post negative comments regarding the immunisation programme as this would affect the people’s confidence level in the vaccine and vaccination process.
“Stop giving negative comments, go through the vaccination process first. The vaccine has its benefits and it will ensure that COVID-19 transmission is curbed,” said Mohammad who would be getting his second dose on May 25.