Malaysia residents can schedule second booster appointment

This second booster announcement is only applicable to selected groups such as high-risk individuals aged 18 to 59, and frontline workers.

Those who are looking to take their second COVID-19 booster shot in Malaysia can make an appointment to do so via the MySejahtera app, the Ministry of Health (Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia) has shared.

It is, however, noteworthy that the booster is only for those who are "eligible". According to Bernama's report, those eligible are "high-risk individuals aged 60 and above with comorbidity problems, and individuals aged 60 and above without comorbidities but with recommendations from medical practitioners."

Senior citizens living in long-term care facilities, high-risk individuals aged 18 to 59, as well as frontline workers are also eligible.

This is, in essence, generally the same as the Ministry had previously described as: "adults aged 18 years and above with priority to vulnerable and high-risk groups for COVID-19 infection after complete vaccination."

PreviouslyMalaysia residents can schedule booster appointments via MySejahtera from 21 March

To make an appointment, individuals can:

  • Update their MySejahtera app to the latest version (2.0.3);
  • Update their personal details, and
  • Open their COVID-19 vaccination page to access the booking link.

Malaysia residents should also be aware that "priority appointments are given according to the age (an age-step-down approach) that has reached the required booster period".

As well, while the booster is not mandatory, the Ministry highly recommends individuals to take the booster shot to "ensure optimal protection against COVID-19 infection, especially from severe symptoms, and, in unfortunate cases, deaths".

PreviouslyMalaysia now allows walk-ins for COVID-19 booster shots nationwide

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