You can now register for the COVID-19 vaccine standby list across Malaysia!
Here is what you need to know…
Everyone Can Register For COVID-19 Vaccine Standby List!
On 16 November 2021, the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force – Booster (CITF-B) announced that EVERYONE will be allowed to register for the vaccine standby list at private COVID-19 vaccination centres across the country!
When Will This Begin?
The COVID-19 vaccine standby list starts officially on Monday, 22 November 2021.
Who Is Allowed To Register For Standby List?
If you are one of these individuals, you can register for the standby list :
- individuals eligible for the booster dose * who have NOT received an appointment :
– Individuals aged 40 years and above
– Individuals aged 18 years and older with co-morbidities
– Long-term care facilities individuals (staff and residents)
– Pregnant mothers
– Those travelling abroad
- individuals (including adolescents 12-17 years old) who have not yet received the first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccination, and
- individuals who missed their vaccination appointments
If you have already received your MySejahtera appointments, you should NOT register for this standby list. Please proceed for your appointment.
* Currently, only those who received these vaccines are eligible for the booster dose :
- individuals who had Dose 2 of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine more than 6 months earlier, or
- individuals who had Dose 2 of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine more than 3 months earlier.
Read more : Malaysia’s COVID-19 Booster Dose Policy Updated!
Is It FREE?
Yes, registration for the standby list at private PPV facilities is FREE.
The COVID-19 vaccine is also provided for FREE under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).
What Vaccine Is Provided?
Currently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COMIRNATY vaccine will be provided at the listed PPVs.
While the AstraZeneca and Sinovac booster doses have been approved by the DCA, it will be up to CITF-B to decide who and when should receive those booster doses.
Until CITF-B announces their decision, only Pfizer-BioNTech booster doses will be administered.
How To Register For The Standby List?
To register to be part of the standby list, here’s what you need to do :
- Identify the nearest (or most convenient) private PPV to you (use this Find Vaccination Centres (PPV) page).
- You can walk-in, call the vaccination centre (PPV), or even email them to register for their standby list.
To avoid double-booking, you should only register at ONE (1) PPV of a private health facility.
Standby List, Not Priority List
Please note that this is a standby list, not a priority list. Even though it’s said you can “walk-in”, you MAY NOT necessarily get vaccinated on the spot.
That’s because the COVID-19 vaccines are currently being prioritised for these groups :
- healthcare, security and defence frontliners,
- individuals who are 40 years and older,
- individuals who are 18 years and older with co-morbidities,
- residents and workers at Long Term Care Facilities
- pregnant mothers, and
- those who need to travel overseas
You will only be given your vaccination if there are spare doses, which can happen when people cancel or don’t show up for their appointments.
If there are no spare doses, you will be registered for the standby list, and you will be contacted when there are spare doses.
COVID-19 Vaccine Standby List : Why It’s Necessary…
This COVID-19 vaccine standby list programme was announced just one week after Malaysia Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that about 40% of those given appointments for their booster dose did NOT show up!
This shocking low uptake of the Pfizer booster dose is troubling, because it means the vulnerable population is not being adequately protected, and precious vaccine doses are being wasted.
It is therefore not a surprise that the government is opening up this standby list, which would allow them to reduce wastage of the Pfizer vaccine, and speed up vaccination of those who have yet to get protected against COVID-19.
The poor response is very likely due to strenuous efforts by anti-vaccination activists to spread fake news about the Pfizer booster dose. I addressed some of these fake news in these articles :
- Pfizer Secretly Added Tromethamine To COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids?
- Did KKM Deputy DG Dr. Chua Die From Pfizer Booster Dose?
- Are We Being Given EXPIRED Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine?
- Did Pfizer Add Heart Attack Drug To COVID Vaccine For Kids?
- Did Pfizer CEO’s Wife, Myriam Bourla, Die From Vaccine?
- Can You And Should You Get A Sinovac Booster Dose?
- Was Pfizer CEO Arrested For Fraud By FBI In #PfizerGate?
- Did FDA Panel Reject Pfizer Booster Dose Over Myocarditis?
- Did Jean Yip Hairdresser Die From COVID-19 Booster Dose?
- Did Dr Vincent Wang Die From Pfizer Booster Dose?
Please take a look at those fact checks, and share them with your family.
It is critical that they are aware that much of what’s being shared on social media are fake news.
- Pfizer + Sinovac Vaccine Shelf Life Extended In Malaysia!
- Is KKM Secretly Extending Pfizer Vaccine Expiry Date?
- Sinovac Booster Dose : Can You Get It? Should You Get It?
- Malaysia School Term Schedule + Holidays For 2022!
- Why Dr. Pierre Kory Got COVID-19 Despite Taking Ivermectin!
- US Travel Ban Lifted : What You Need To Know Before Flying!
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