If a public officer still has not taken the vaccine after the prescribed period without valid exemptions, then they may be subject to disciplinary action.
Malaysia's Public Service Department is making it mandatory for all federal public service officers to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, and must have completed their regime by 1 November 2021.
This is to "provide confidence and assurance to the public as well as ensure the smooth delivery of public services to the people," and is "also in line with efforts to restore government services to full operational levels based on the phases of the National Recovery Plan", the Department said on Thursday (30 September).
From now to 1 November, unvaccinated officers must be present by walk-in to the vaccination centre (PPV) provided by the Government. For officers who cannot be vaccinated due to health reasons, the officer must submit their health information to the Head of Department, once it has been verified by a government medical officer.
If a public officer still has not taken the vaccine after the prescribed period without valid exemptions, then they may be subject to disciplinary action. in accordance with the current regulations in force. All public officers are subject to the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993 [P.U. (A) 395/1993].
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