Muhyiddin gets jab as Malaysia’s COVID-19 immunisation programme rolls out

PUTRAJAYA (BERNAMA) – Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin took his first vaccine jab yesterday to kick-start a nationwide exercise which aims to provide COVID-19 immunisation for free to the people in Malaysia, locals and foreigners alike.

The prime minister received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot at the Putrajaya Health Office in Precinct 11, which is among the Vaccine Dispensing Centres (PPV) identified for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.

Muhyiddin arrived at the clinic at about 2.25pm and had to go through five stations at the PPV to complete the vaccination process.

He was administered the vaccine by Lina Ibrahim, a matron at the Putrajaya District Health Centre.

The first station is for temperature check and screening of symptoms; the second for registration to confirm presence for vaccination; the third for consultation and consent; the fourth for getting the COVID-19 jab and the fifth for observation.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin receives the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Putrajaya. PHOTO: AP