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Students excited over the first day of vaccination
Malaysian students are in excitement as they are now able to be vaccinated through the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).
Haziq Zafri Hiruddin, a SPM candidate, said teenagers do not need to be scared of getting vaccinate because vaccines are one of the methods out of the pandemic.
The 17-year- old added, “I miss going to school and seeing my teachers and friends and doing co- curriculum activities together.”
Another Form Five student, R. Lovermath, who was with his mother believed that the vaccination was the first and most important step for students to finally be able to attend physical classes again.
He said, “After attending online classes at home since last year, I still prefer physical classes where there is better interaction with our teachers. Going back to school also means that I can meet my friends again.”
The Johor Bahru student was also excited that he can dine out with his parents once he had completed the vaccination process.
The Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, had announced today that all teenagers will be able to walk in for their Covid-19 jabs at selected vaccination centres (PPV).
He explained that students could either wait to receive their appointments from school PPV or they can walk into these selected centres.
Health expert, Prof Dr Moy Foong Ming, is hopeful that parents will consent to their children’s vaccination.
She warned, “If we exclude teenagers, we will never achieve the vaccination target of 80 per cent of the population. Not all adults can be vaccinated, and there are those who are anti-vaccine or hesitant.”
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE