New Straits Times: Manual registration available for Covid-19 vaccination drive

KUALA LUMPUR: Face-to-Face registration for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) is up and running in Health Ministry facilities in several states.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the manual registration involved areas that did not have access to the MySejahtera app.

These locations, he said, had yet to be disclosed.

He said the registration would be streamlined by having healthcare personnel register members of the public directly into the online system.

"Manual registration at the ministry's facilities has begun in a number of states. We are providing this to help those who are not able to use the MySejahtera app for a variety of reasons.

"Registration efforts will be increased continuously.

"Registration via the 1800-888-828 hotline is also in effect since Friday, with registrations done from Monday to Friday, 7am to 11pm," he told Berita Harian.

Later, via Twitter, Adham said 3,244,641 people had registered with the NIP up to 3pm yesterday.

The figure, he said, was provided by the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee.

The government had prepared five methods of registration for the NIP for online and manual modes to enable people to receive the vaccine.

For online registrations, users can use the MySejahtera app or log on to to submit their particulars.

As for manual registration, three methods were available.

The public could either call the hotline, go to designated government or private health clinics, or participate in the outreach programme for rural areas and the interior.

Details of the vaccination, such as the appointment date and venue, would be relayed to the public via MySejahtera, phone calls or text message.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, in a Twitter posting, said 127,608 people, the majority of whom were frontliners, had received the first jab of the vaccine up to Saturday.

Sarawak formed the largest number of vaccine recipients with 18,034 people, followed by Pahang (13,830), Selangor (11,982), Kelantan (11,680), Kuala Lumpur (11,266), Johor and Sabah with 9,515 each, Kedah (5,414) and Penang (5,172).

Negri Sembilan had 4,864 people vaccinated while the others comprised Terengganu (4,675), Melaka (4,312), Putrajaya (2,290), Perlis (2,223) and Labuan (2,158).

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