LENGGONG, June 14 — An expectant mother, who is also the three millionth Malaysian to receive the vaccine, Nur Amalina Baharuddin, shared that she experienced no side effects from the PfizerBioNTech vaccine shot which she had received at the Gerik Multipurpose Hall Vaccination Centre (PPV), Hulu Perak, last Saturday evening.
So far, the 27-year-old said she only felt pain in the shoulder following the jab but did not suffer headaches or vomiting and the vaccination has not affected her pregnancy.
“Alhamdulillah 24 hours after receiving the vaccine, I feel fine and the same goes with the baby as I can feel its active movements,” she told Bernama here, today, adding that there are several doctors at the PPV who could answer queries from expectant mothers.
Nur Amalina who is seven-months pregnant admitted that she was a little nervous to register at first as not many pregnant women who were vaccinated had shared their experience, but after doing some reading and getting advice from doctors she was more confident and was ready for the first shot.
“I am doing this for myself and the baby because without vaccination the risk of being infected is so much higher. Vaccine is the only way for us to return to our normal lifestyle.
“I registered in Kuala Lumpur but I went back to my hometown in Lenggong after I was warded due to pregnancy problems before the Movement Control Order (MCO) and my husband was required to work offshore,” explained Nur Amalina whose second dose is scheduled on July 3.
The graphic designer said she registered again at the Lenggong Health Clinic after receiving a form from the village head as she was eager to get vaccinated.
“When I became the three millionth vaccine recipient I was very grateful because Allah knew my intention and saw my efforts,” she said while advising the public as well as pregnant mothers, to take the vaccine as its benefits still outweigh the risks.
On Saturday the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) Access Guarantee Special Committee via its official Twitter announced Nur Amalina as the three millionth vaccine recipient through the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.