Education Ministry Has the Highest Number Of Unvaccinated Civil Servants Who Refuse Vaccination Says PSD
PUTRAJAYA: According to the Public Service Department, education ministry (MOE) employees are estimated to be the largest group of government personnel who have yet to get vaccinated against Covid-19 (PSD).
Without going into specifics, its director-general Tan Sri Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman said that the PSD is updating data on government personnel who have not been vaccinated and that the process should be completed in two weeks.
According to him, the PSD is now comparing the data of unvaccinated public personnel using the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) and the Health Ministry’s MySejahtera application.
“As of today, the data is being updated and the PSD will relook at the reasons given by these civil servants for not wanting to be vaccinated”.
“The reasons given will then be reviewed by each department head … so heads of department need to go down to the field to understand the reasons given for not wanting to be vaccinated," he said after attending the #KeluargaMalaysiaSiagaBencana 2021 National Preparedness Month programme here Monday (Nov 8).
The PSD issued a circular requiring government personnel, including teachers, to get vaccinated by November 1 or face disciplinary action, including termination.
On November 1, Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin said that school officials were authorised to undertake immediate checks to establish whether teachers have vaccination certificates in order to guarantee compliance with the circular.
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According to Mohd Khairul Adib, no disciplinary action has been taken against government officials who refused vaccination.
“We understand that there are some who are concerned about getting vaccinated, and some of them do not want to be vaccinated because they are cancer patients, or have just given birth, or have the Covid-19 infection. These groups will be given an exemption," he said.
He said that department heads must make sound judgments on this matter to guarantee that the community’s service delivery is not disrupted.
“Sometimes, department heads are forced to be firm to ensure services are not affected," he added.