KUCHING, April 14: The Ministry of Health (MOH) is recommending a second Covid-19 booster shot for individuals aged 60 and above with severe comorbidities, as well as for immunocompromised children aged 12 and above.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this option will not be mandatory but voluntary, and vaccination details would be announced soon.
“There won’t be a programme like Pick (National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme) for this but I want to add that those aged 60 and above with these issues can be given a second booster shot six to eight months after their booster shot.
“Severely immunocompromised kids aged 12 and above can take their second shot 28 days after the first vaccine shot. We will leave it to the individual and their parents to consult their physician or doctors and make a decision thereafter.
“Again we are not forcing anyone to take this. Speak to your medical professional first,” he said during a press conference in today.
He added that those who are healthy and above 60 can similarly take the second booster but only after consulting their doctors or physicians.
He also noted that the only vaccine recommended for the second booster will be the Comirnaty vaccine by Pfizer BioNTech, based on existing scientific data. — DayakDaily