More than 30,000 civil servants didn’t register for vaccines

More than 30,000 civil servants didn’t register for vaccines

As of Aug 19, 2.2% or more than 30,000 of the 1.6 million civil servants in Malaysia, were found to have not registered for Covid-19 vaccination on the MySejahtera application.

Public Services Department (JPA) director-general Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman said as a follow-up, JPA would submit the names of the employees to their respective department heads to determine the reasons for the non-registration, and consider further action.

“After we matched the data in the MySejahtera application with the data of civil servants, we found that out of the more than a million civil servants, 2.2% did not register on MySejahtera for the vaccination.

“So we will look into it and try to increase the percentage (of vaccination of civil servants). This is because when more service sectors are opened, they have to go to the office, as attendance at the office is mandatory even though vaccination is not yet mandatory so far,” he said.

He told this to reporters after checking on the Community Vaccination Mobilisation Program (Movak) organised by the national unity ministry, and the housing and local government ministry for about 400 people among the Indian community here today.

Commenting further, Khairul said that as of Aug 19, 74% of civil servants in the country had completed their Covid-19 vaccine injections while 17.8% had received one dose.

He said that JPA had also asked the health ministry to expedite the vaccination of 30,000 civil servants who still did not have an appointment date to be vaccinated before the opening of all economic sectors in the country.

“This is because if we want to open the economic sectors, government services need to be opened first, so we hope those who do not have an appointment date will be vaccinated without delay,” he said.

In the meantime, he also called for civil servants who have not registered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (PICK) to do so to ensure that the country achieves herd immunity quickly.

Khairul said all civil servants were now ready to return to office and continue to provide the best service to the public, and help restore the country’s economy. - FMT



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