Khairy apologises for AZ registration snafu, promises to take action

Khairy Jamaluddin

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KUCHING, May 27: Coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (Pick) Khairy Jamaluddin has apologised for hiccups experienced by thousands of people who tried to register for opt-in AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday.

Speaking during a virtual press conference today, Khairy acknowledged the frustrations faced by many who could not register.

“I would like to apologise and (acknowledge) that the system could have been much better executed for smoother experience. We take this technical issues seriously. We will investigate and take action on relevant parties involved,” he assured.

Khairy, who is also the Science, Technology and Innovation minister also thanked everyone who has registered and tried to register for the vaccine.

Yesterday, 956,609 AstraZeneca vaccination slots were snapped up within an hour when it was opened for Malaysians aged 18 and above.

This was in addition to the 275,208 slots that were booked by Malaysians aged above 60 during the first registration from May 23 to 25.

At the same time, Khairy revealed the government is looking into allowing the public to choose the vaccines of their choice and that more vaccines will be brought into the country soon. — DayakDaily