Civil servants are now required to get vaccinated for Covid-19 or face action.
The Public Service Department said in a statement today that those who failed to do so before November 1 without official exemption will face action.
“As of today, the total percentage of civil servants who have received their Covid-19 shots is close to 98%. A small number of individuals – 16,902 or 1.6% – have yet to register for their vaccination.
“JPA is making it compulsory for all civil servants to get their vaccines. They must complete their vaccination doses before November 1.
“For those who cannot be vaccinated, they need to inform their head of department by submitting an official letter from a certified medical officer,” it said.
JPA added that officials who failed to get their jabs after the stipulated period without valid reason may be subjected to disciplinary action.
“They may face action in accordance with current regulations if they fail to get vaccinated without obtaining a medical exemption.”
According to the Covid-19 vaccine supply access guarantee special committee (JKJAV), nearly 86% of the country’s adult population have been fully vaccinated as of yesterday while around 94% have received one dose.