Previously, you will be notified on the MySejahtera app in regards to the appointment dates for the vaccine doses and booster vaccine shot. But what should you do if you received a notification for a second booster dose?
First thing you must do is to not panic. There has not been any official announcement to get a second booster dose. If you did receive a notification for a second booster appointment, you’d be glad to know that it was only a glitch on the app. Here’s what happened:
Someone I know showed me she’s already received an appointment for her 2nd booster dose. Her 1st booster shot was on 24 Nov. Has Malaysia started on the 4th shot, @Khairykj? Did I miss the announcement? Asking for clarification. pic.twitter.com/gUl75nufJb
— Afiq H. (@A_Hxrrxz) March 23, 2022
Everyone was confused as to why some people received an appointment for a second booster shot so soon. Not only that, those under the age of 18 also received appointments to get their Covid-19 booster shots.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) released an official statement yesterday (Wednesday, 23rd March) in addressing the issue, saying that it was a glitch on the MySejahtera app. MOH is asking adults age 18 and above to simply ignore and cancel their 2nd booster appointment. They also urge parents and guardians to cancel the booster appointments for their dependents aged 17 years and below.
For your information, Covid-19 vaccine boosters are only given to adults aged 18 years old and above, as of right now. Adults are only required to get one booster shot and there’s no second booster required for now. Teenagers and children age 17 and below are not required to get booster shots.
Siaran akhbar mengenai Pautan Janji Temu Melalui Aplikasi MySejahtera yang dikeluarkan oleh Unit MySejahtera, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia hari ini.
— MySejahtera (@my_sejahtera) March 23, 2022
If anyone happens to miss the news and went to their new second booster appointments anyway, the vaccination centres have been made aware of the issue and will turn down those who have already received their boosters as well as teens who are already fully vaccinated.
The glitch comes a few days after the app had been updated to the latest version. The MySejahtera technical team is fixing the issue and they have apologised for any inconveniences caused.