Individuals who have completed their vaccine dosages will be given the MYCovid-19 vaccination badge as proof that they have received the vaccine, said health minister Dr Adham Baba.
He said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who received his second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine today after receiving the first shot on Feb 24, will be the first individual to receive the badge.
In a joint press conference with law minister Takiyuddin Hassan today, Adham said the badge was equipped with a security code.
“The health ministry will not only issue a vaccination certificate on the MySejahtera application, but we will also issue a badge indicating who has completed the vaccination. This is to certify anyone who has been fully vaccinated,” he said.
Adham said that as of today, a total of 346,508 individuals have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, about 69.3% of the total target of 500,000 people under the first phase.
“This is very good achievement and the ministry is confident that the first phase (of the vaccination exercise), which will end at the end of April, will be implemented smoothly,” he said.
He also said that about 5.7 million people have registered for the vaccination exercise via the MySejahtera application, with 12.6% aged 60 and above and 19.6% having comorbidities.
About 25.9% of the total registrants will be vaccinated in the second phase of the country’s largest vaccination exercise, he said.