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Anti-vax civil servants must be addressed, says Public Service Department

PUTRAJAYA: The number of civil servants who have yet to be vaccinated is small, with close to 98% of them having been inoculated, says the Public Service Department (PSD).

Nevertheless, it said the matter needed to be addressed and be given priority to boost the people’s confidence when dealing with public officers at government premises.

"Also, getting more civil servants to be vaccinated would enable government services to be fully operational based on phases under the National Recovery Plan," it said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 21).

On statements made in relation to action to be taken against civil servants who refused to be inoculated, the PSD said measures could be taken by ministries and departments based on existing regulations to ensur

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Covid-19: 80% of Malaysia’s adult population fully vaccinated, says PM

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has fully vaccinated 80% its adult population, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

However, he said that the fight against Covid-19 continues.

"Congratulations! Malaysia has achieved 80% full vaccination of its adult population," he said on Tuesday (Sept 21).

According to the CovidNow website, 79.6% or 18,646,795 of the country's adult population had been vaccinated as of noon on Sept 21.

The website also stated that 93.1% of the adult population or 22,097,565 individuals had received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Malaysia had initially set the target of fully vaccinating 80% of the country's adult population by October under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.


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Cost of performing Haj to increase due to inflation, Saudi Arabia’s regulations

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama): The cost of performing the Haj is expected to increase due to the inflation rate as well as the latest regulations which have been set by the Saudi Arabian government, especially following the introduction of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said this included the PCR testing and vaccination required to enter Saudi Arabia as well as the capacity limits in buses, accommodation and tents during the Haj ritual.

"Tabung Haji will inform the cost for the 2022 Haj season when everything is finalised," he said during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat, on Tuesday (Sept 21).

He was res

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Covid-19: 79.6% of adult population fully vaccinated as of Monday (Sept 20)

PETALING JAYA: Out of Malaysia's 21,789,379 total adult population, 93.1% have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine while 79.6% are fully vaccinated as of Monday (Sept 20), according to the Health Ministry's CovidNow website.

It added that another 289,618 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered on Monday.

Of the jabs administered, 94,145 people received one dose of a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine while another 195,473 individuals finished their inoculations by either getting both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single-dose vaccine such as Cansino.

The Ministry also added that the current total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 40,664,674.

It is projected that the total fully-inoculated adult pop

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Students happy, relieved to be vaccinated

PUTRAJAYA: The first group of students who are getting vaccinated under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) for Adolescents here today are excited to receive their first dose and cannot wait to go back to school.

The programme for students aged between 12 and 17 kicked off at SMK Putrajaya Precinct 8, with 323 youths aged 16 and 17.

Form Five student of the school Muhd Ihsan Syafiqin was thankful to receive the first dose of the vaccine.

“I am relieved because after this, I can do daily activities such as sports and go to school with my friends,” he told Bernama.

Haziq Zafri Hiruddin, 17, said teenagers should not be scared of getting vaccinated because vaccines were among the paths out of the pandemic.

“I miss

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Health Ministry: 67 children died due to Covid-19 this year, 80% of all eligible kids to be fully vaxxed by 2022

PETALING JAYA: With 67 children dying due to Covid-19 this year compared to six deaths in 2020, the Health Ministry aims to complete inoculation for 80% of those who are eligible before school reopens in 2022.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the statistics showing an increasing trend of infections in children below 18 years old was worrying, while the sharp rise in deaths among this age group was also of concern.

Thus, the Health Ministry aims to ensure that 60% of adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years old will get at least one dose of the vaccine by November 2021, he said.

The ministry also aims for 80% of those who are eligible to be completely vaccinated before school opens for the 2022 session, he said.


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Covid-19: Vaccinations for 3,150 inmates at two T’ganu prisons start Monday (Sept 20)

MARANG (Bernama): The Terengganu Health Department kicked off its vaccination drive for 3,150 inmates at two prisons in the state on Monday (Sept 20) to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection among them.

Its director Datuk Dr Kasemani Embong said of the total, 2,600 were inmates at the Marang Prison while the remaining 550 were at the Dungun Correctional Centre.

"The vaccination programme at the Marang Prison will be conducted for three days while at the Dungun Correctional Centre, all 550 inmates will be inoculated today.

"Being behind bars does not mean they are safe from the Covid-19 virus. Therefore, we are speeding up this vaccination process to achieve 80% herd immunity in prison areas,” he told reporters after inspecting the vaccination p

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Covid-19: Special portal for schools to register for teen vaccinations, says KJ’s special officer

PETALING JAYA: Educational institutions that want to be a part of the Covid-19 vaccination programme for teenagers must register first, says the Health Minister's special officer Selvee Ramasamy.

She said that schools and other educational institutions will need to register on the Vaksin-Anak-Ku portal at vaksinanakku.herokuapp.com.

Vaccination appointments will be given to students registered by their educational institutions and those with MySejahtera accounts will also be able to see the appointments there.

“To obtain the digital vaccination certificate for teens, parents and guardians of teenagers are encouraged to register their children as dependents in MySejahte

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Covid-19: No reports of vaccination side-effects among teens, says Khairy

PUTRAJAYA: There have been no reports of Covid-19 vaccination side-effects among the first 85,000 teenagers to be immunised in the country, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

“As of Sept 16, some 85,076 teenagers in the country have received their first vaccination doses.

“So far, there have been no reports of serious side-effects among the teens,” said Khairy at a press conference after observing the immunisation programme for students at SMK Putrajaya Precinct 8 (1) here on Monday (Sept 20).

The immunisation programme for adolescents had started in Sarawak on Sept 8 and Labuan on Sept 11.

Khairy said teens in Sabah have also received their jabs through the outreach programme organised in the state’s interior areas.


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Not long to go to hit vaccination target

JOHOR BARU: Only 1.8% of the adult population in Malaysia remains to be fully vaccinated before the country achieves its target of 80% adult population vaccinated under the national immunisation programme, says Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

He added as of Saturday, 78.2% of the adult population in Malaysia were fully vaccinated.

“This means that just 1.8% of the adult population have not been completely vaccinated before we achieve our objective.

“We expect to achieve our target within the next two days, depending on the performance of our Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF),” he said here during a visit to OKU Sentral drive-through vaccination centre (PPV) at the Johor Baru City Council Aquatic Cent

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