Appointments will initially be made available for Klang Valley residents before opening to the entire country.
The National Covid-19 Adolescent Immunisation Programme (PICK) for Kids or PICKids roll out will begin from February 3, 2022.
With the MySejahtera app being updated to accommodate the influx of registrations, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is urging parents to register their children aged between five and 12 years of age.
About the doses, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said the ministry had conducted studies, and is happy that the Comirnaty 10mcg Concentrate for Dispersion (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine is safe for use after 8.6 million children in the United States had received theirs.
“We estimate around four million children aged five to 12 qualify to receive this vaccine and I want to emphasise that it is safe as proven by studies published on January 20, 2022 by the Paediatric College, Academy of Medicine Malaysia.
“We will start in the Klang Valley, and for children with comorbidities they will head to the hospitals while those without comorbidities will be heading to the integrated vaccine centres.
“To date we have received 484,639 appointments for children through MySejahtera. This way the parents can choose when and when they want to have their kids vaccinated,” Dr Noor Azmi said during a press conference today.
Appointments will initially be made available for Klang Valley residents before opening to the entire country. Parents looking to make appointments must register their children as dependants on their MySejahtera app as soon as possible in order to receive proposed dates.
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