Parents not setting up vaccination appointment for their children

by | Sep 23, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Parents who are eager to get their child vaccinated are getting turned away for trying to get a walk-in vaccine without an appointment.

Teh Boon Keat, a father, took leave so that his son could get vaccinated as he is the only member not vaccinated.

The engineer said, “I saw messages circulated online saying that students aged 16 and 17 can walk in to get the vaccine. We came but were told that students have to get a letter from their boarding school before they are allowed to be vaccinated.”

Now his 16-year-old child would need advice from his teacher to get the necessary documents.

Amir Hafizi, a student from SM Sains Kubang Pasu, said that he was happy and relieved for getting vaccinated.

As a SPM candidate this year he has been studying online but after the inoculation, he is ready to return to school.

His mother, Hayati Mohd Yusoff was along with him and had registered the 17-year-old on MySejahtera on June 5 and received his appointment on Tuesday.

The vaccination programme for teenagers is expected to involve 3.2 million people aged 12 to 17.

Since September 20, more than 300,000 teenagers have received their first jabs since the programme kicked off in Sarawak on September 8.