Johor’s Health and Environment Committee chairperson R. Vidyanathan urged people living in the state to register for the National Covid-19 Immunization Programme. Vidyanathan, the Barisan Nasional (BN) state representative in the constituency of Kahang, encouraged them to do so by using the MySejahtera mobile application.
On Wednesday, Vidyanathan commented on this topic, saying, “For the second phase of the programme, the state has intensified its advocacy efforts for registration through MySejahtera. I hope all Johoreans who are 18 and above will co-operate and register for the vaccine through MySejahtera.”
“Those who do not have access to a mobile phone may visit www.vaksincovid.gov.my or call 1800-888-828, the National Covid-19 Registration Vaccination Line,” he added.
Thus far, around 36% of all eligible people in Johor have registered to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. According to a report by the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV), a total of 1,038,985 individuals residing in Johor had registered for a vaccine by way of the MySejahtera app as of Tuesday.
Covid-19 in Johor
Vidyanathan also provided further information on the current status of the Covid-19 pandemic in Johor. He mentioned that to date, a total of 39,081 frontliners had received their first vaccine dose. The number of frontliners in Johor who had received their second dose stood at 22,747 at last count.
He also mentioned that the second phase of vaccinations can be expected to begin later this month. It will include vaccinations for the elderly, people with disabilities, and people with chronic diseases.
Covid-19 Vaccinations in Johor
Covid-19 vaccinations in Johor have been taking place since Mar 1. These vaccinations have been taking place ever since the arrival of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the state. These vaccines arrived in late February.
In February, Vidynathan had spoken about the details of Johor’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. He said, “It is a voluntary programme that will be given for free to all citizens aged 18 and above. We (intend) to vaccinate more than 70% of the total Johor population to achieve herd immunity for Covid-19.” He added that every eligible person in the state would receive access to the vaccine.
Vidyanathan said that on Tuesday, a total of 98 new cases were reported in Johor. Of these, 49 came from new clusters. “To date, Johor has recorded 41,854 cases where 40,018 have recovered while 1,728 active cases are being treated at the hospitals or new low-risk quarantine and treatment centres,” he stated. Johor has thus far experienced the third-largest number of Covid-19 cases among all of Malaysia’s states. It only trails Selangor and Sabah.
Vidynathan added that thus far, 108 people in Johor have lost their lives to Covid-19.
8th April 2021 15:11
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