KUCHING, July 24: Covid-19 vaccination recipients are now allowed to take photos or videos of themselves getting vaccine shots as evidence, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation made the announcement yesterday (July 23) at a weekly Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) press conference with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
Khairy was responding to several controversies on social media alleging doctors or nurses giving vaccine shots with empty syringes, or with reduced vaccine volume, according to a news report by the New Straits Times.
Prior to this, the public was not allowed to record themselves when receiving their vaccine jabs, and were only permitted to take photographs at allocated photo booths after the process.
“If this was not allowed two days ago, I am now giving permission. I have asked for permission from the Health Minister to allow the public to record their vaccination process.
“Go ahead and film yourself, take a video of your vaccination so that you have hard proof and we also have hard proof of you receiving a proper dose of the vaccine,” he said.
Khairy, who is also coordinating minister of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP), assured that the standard operating procedure (SOP) of showing a filled syringe with the right quantity of vaccine by medical officers to vaccine recipients will also continue. — DayakDaily