A total of 517,107 kids aged five to 11 years in the country have been registered for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by their parents up to Tuesday (Feb 1), said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
In his tweet today, he said the figure was about 15 per cent of the total cohorts of 3.6 million.
“Good start and @KKMPutrajaya (Health Ministry) will continue to communicate the benefits of getting vaxxed,” he said.
Khairy said he was hopeful that almost half of the kids in Malaysia would get vaccinated by the end of this month.
The CITF-C (COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force for Children) under his deputy. Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali would be working hard together with the Education Ministry, he added.
He said booking links for the COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) were being pushed based on the date of registration and parents who hadn’t received a link would be getting it soon.
A total of four million children aged under 12 years in Malaysia is eligible for the vaccine. - Bernama