The Public Service Department (PSD) will make it mandatory for all civil servants to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, in an effort to convince the public to follow suit and also to ensure that all public services will be carried out smoothly.
To date, 98% of civil servants have been vaccinated, with the remaining 1.6% (16,902 people) yet to register.
This new rule is in line with the government’s efforts to restore its services to operate at maximum capacity based on the current National Recovery Plan (NRP) phase.
All civil servants are required to complete their vaccinations before Nov 1, and those yet to be vaccinated are required to do so at walk-in vaccination centers (PPV).
Officers who cannot be vaccinated due to health complications must submit their verified medical statements from a government medical officer to their department heads.
Those who still remain unvaccinated from Nov 1 onwards without being exempted for health issues will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993 [P.U. (A) 395/1993]. - The Star