Over 70000 People Receive Booster Doses In Johor

source – aljazeera

The vaccine booster dose is given to recipients of the Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine at least after six months after the second dose and individuals who have completed two doses of the Sinovac vaccine at least three months ago.


Over 70000 People Receive Booster Doses In Johor 

As of Nov 19, the Johor State Assembly was informed that a total of 77,010 individuals in the state had received their COVID-19 vaccination booster doses.

R. Vidyananthan, head of the State Health and Environment Committee, said the booster doses were administered from Oct. 13 using the Comirnaty vaccine (Pfizer).

 “At the moment, the booster dose is given to recipients of the Comirnaty vaccine at least after six months from the second dose and individuals who have completed two-dose vaccination of the Sinovac vaccine at least three months ago.

 “Priority for the booster dose is given to frontliners (health and security), senior citizens aged 60 and above, individuals aged 40 and above and those aged 18 and above who have comorbidities,” he said at the Fourth session of the State Assembly on 21 Nov.

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Vidyananthan (MIC-Kahang) said, however, that administration of the booster dose would be extended to all people after the recommended period following vaccination is fulfilled.

“To date, teenagers and students are not recommended for the booster shots," he added.

Vidyananthan said that the booster doses would be administered throughout the state by private doctors under the supervision of ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd.

He said that private clinics should be prioritised to guarantee that the Health Ministry’s facilities can continue to deliver health services that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was replying to verbal questions from Jimmy Puah Wee Tse (PH-Bukit Batu), Ng Yak Howe (PH-Ng Yak Howe), Dr Faizul Amri Adnan (PH-Serom), Yeo Tung Siong (PH-Pekan Nanas), and Cheo Yee How on the status of administering booster doses to Johoreans (PH-Perling).

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