Skip to main content

Advertisement

Advertisement

Covid-19: Malaysia extends booster shots to those aged 18 and above

KUALA LUMPUR — All individuals aged 18 years old and above are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, said Malaysia’s health minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

Covid-19: Malaysia extends booster shots to those aged 18 and above

KUALA LUMPUR — All individuals aged 18 years old and above are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, said Malaysia’s health minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He also said that Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines have been approved for use as boosters along with the Pfizer vaccines.

“The Technical Working Group (TWG) under the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF-B) has recommended that booster doses be given to all residents aged 18 years and above with priority appointments given according to age (age step down approach); front line officers; individuals with comorbidities; pregnant women; and the need to go abroad,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (Nov 24).

Mr Khairy also announced that those fully vaccinated with Sinovac could now receive the same brand as a booster, in addition to Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

Sinovac vaccine recipients will be eligible for boosters three months after the date they received their second dose while those fully vaccinated using Pfizer and AstraZeneca will be able to get theirs six months after their date of completion.

Sinopharm vaccine recipients will be due for a booster three months after getting their full course while those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be eligible just two months after their shot.

The government rolled out booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccines after it was shown that the protection against infection and hospitalisation decreased over time. MALAY MAIL

Related topics

Covid-19 coronavirus Malaysia booster shots vaccination

Read more of the latest on

Advertisement

Popular

Advertisement

Stay in the know. Anytime. Anywhere.

Subscribe to get daily news updates, insights and must reads delivered straight to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, I agree for my personal data to be used to send me TODAY newsletters, promotional offers and for research and analysis.

Aa