Muhyiddin: People to be screened for suitability before receiving Covid-19 vaccine

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Those receiving the Covid-19 vaccine will be screened first to determine their suitability, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.


He said Covid-19 vaccine recipients will be screened for their medical history and allergies before receiving the jab.

“This is to ensure that individuals who are not suited to receive the vaccine will not be given the jab. After a recipient has been given the vaccine, monitoring will take place for 15 to 30 minutes at the vaccination centre, before the recipient is allowed to return home.

“This is to ensure that there are no serious allergic reactions after they have received the vaccine jab,” he said at a press conference after the launch of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Plan handbook in Putrajaya on Tuesday (Feb 16).

Muhyiddin said that Covid-19 vaccines may cause mild side effects such as swelling or soreness at the injection site, but recipients should be able to recover.

He added that the government will continuously look at the next steps to be taken so that the immunisation process will not be disrupted to ensure that the majority of those eligible for the vaccine will receive the jab. – The Star