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Vaccination for aged 5-11 to begin soon

James Kon

The national vaccination programme for children aged five to 11 years old will start either tomorrow or on Monday, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the daily press conference yesterday.

The minister announced that the voluntary programme will commence subject to the moon sighting of Ramadhan for 1443 Hijrah. If the new moon is sighted, the vaccination programme will begin on Monday, April 4. Otherwise, it will begin tomorrow.

The minister added that the vaccination is voluntarily based on the request and consent of parents or guardians.

“Parents or guardians will be invited to bring their children to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the exisiting vaccination centres by booking the vaccination slots through the BruHealth app,” he said.

The booking for vaccination slots through the BruHealth app will start today at noon.

“Members of the public especially parents and guardians are reminded to create and complete the authentication process for their children’s accounts in the BruHealth application in preparation for the vaccination,” Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said.

The minister also informed the public that the management of the Health Advice Line 148 will be transferred under Darussalam Line 123, E-Government National Centre starting today.

“However, the public can still contact the Health Advice Line for any queries related to COVID-19. Any calls made to the Health Advice Line will be automatically routed to Darussalam Line 123,” he said.