Interstate travel allowed for individuals bringing parents to vaccination appointment

SEREMBAN (April 15): The National Security Council (MKN) has agreed to allow interstate travel for individuals returning to their hometown to bring their dependants or parents to vaccination appointment in the second phase of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme beginning April 19.

The coordinating minister for the programme, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the matter was decided in the MKN meeting yesterday and those individuals needed only to show their dependants or parents’ appointment slips to the police.

“Individuals who want to return to their hometown to bring their dependants or parents, ailing family members or even grandparents to vaccination appointment are allowed to do so,” he said after visiting the Negeri Sembilan Vaccination Centre (PPV) at the Seremban City Council Hall here today.

Meanwhile, Khairy said 170,970 people in the state had registered to be vaccinated in the second phase of the programme, of whom 68,032 were senior citizens, 6,425 persons with disabilities, and 96,513 people from the high-risk group.

He said the PPV that would focus on the recipients from the high-risk group in Negeri Sembilan were the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital in Seremban, Port Dickson Hospital in Port Dickson, Syed Sirajuddin Army Camp Hospital in Gemas and Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital in Kuala Pilah.

“The high-risk group comprises those with severe allergies, those who are immunocompromised and those who are on blood-thinning medication. These three groups of people will be taken to hospital for screening and vaccination,” he said.

In order to solve the issue of vaccination registration via the MySejahtera app among Orang Asli in rural areas, he said the face-to-face registration will be carried out involving all the relevant government agencies.

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