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Individuals Who Are Fully Vaccinated With Sinovac Vaccines To Be Given Pfizer As Booster Shot

Credit: Malay Mail

According to an announcement by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, those who are fully vaccinated with Sinovac vaccines will be getting Pfizer as their booster shot. Apparently, this will be the first mix-and-match (heterologous) Covid-19 booster vaccination in Malaysia, where individuals will be given a different booster vaccine from their initial 2 doses.

The Pfizer booster shot for Sinovac recipients will begin with senior citizens who have completed their vaccination for at least 3 months. On the other hand, individuals who are fully vaccinated with Pfizer for at least 6 months will be getting their Pfizer booster shot.

This decision was based on the recommendation by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunisation by WHO on 4 October 2021. Individuals who are eligible for the booster vaccine will be informed by MySejahtera or via SMS on their registered mobile number. Khairy added that booster shots will be given through private clinics under ProtectHealth on an appointment basis.

Pfizer booster vaccination for eligible Sinovac recipients will start today (22 October), so keep an eye on your MySejahtera app or SMS!


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