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The National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) will begin its plan to vaccinate adolescent Malaysians aged 12 to 17-years old soon, according to its coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin via Twitter. The implementation will be based on a priority order that has been recommended by Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah to the Special Committee on COVID-19 Vaccine Access Supply (JKJAV).
Khairy explained that PICK will prioritise on vaccinating 12 to 17-year-olds with underlying medical conditions. This is then followed by adolescents of the same age group with no medical issues based on age de-escalation.
— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) August 13, 2021
Prior to the announcement, a circular published by Noor Hisham yesterday noted that Malaysia is expected to begin vaccinating teenagers from mid-September 2021. The process will involve those aged 12 to 15 who have comorbidities and those aged 16 to 17 with or without health conditions, he added.
On that note, Khairy confirmed in the same thread on Twitter that vaccinations for adolescents will be implemented as per the DG’s circular, as well as following the latest updated clinical guidelines. He also revealed that JKJAV will announce further details regarding the vaccination sometime next week.
(Source: Khairy Jamaluddin [Twitter] / NST)
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