If you missed out on the first batch of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination, the next round of applications will open this coming weekend.
Having said that, senior citizens will be given priority for phase 2 of AstraZeneca vaccine injection from 23rd May (this coming Sunday) onwards. It will be then open to citizens below 60 on 26th May onwards.
However, those on the present round 1 waitlist will get appointments.
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“In light with the rising number of Covid-19 cases, those aged 60 and above will be given priority to ensure we are able to provide protection (against infection) to this group. The registration will open on 23rd May through the website and community outreach at the respective district heath offices. Those who were on the waiting list from the first drive would also get vaccine appointments,” said Khairy Jamaluddin.
The Science, Technology and Innovation minister added that the registration for opt-in will now include red-zone states of Johor, Penang and Sarawak – given the spike in Covid-19 daily cases lately.
To date 475,984 people have been vaccinated with atleast one dose in Phase 2 since 19 April under the national programme.
AZ opt-in was introduced only recently to boost confidence, and now giving priority to above 60 as well. About 1 million doses will be arriving soon. https://t.co/U3ynjCYuHh
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As aforementioned, the interval between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the opt-in programme should be 12 weeks for all registrants.