BY: Michelle Liew
With the immunisation phase taking place, there has been discussion to speed up the process to ensure everyone gets vaccinated as soon as possible.
The Special Committee on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV) has decided to review the registration process including allowing automatic sign-ups.
According to the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, during a live televised address on 5 June via his Facebook page, he has made a request to the Special Committee to look into the registration process again.
Many speculate that the need for improvement was a result of the poor outcome of the recent AstraZeneca vaccine registration and the fact that positive cases have been increasing daily. Many were unable to book an appointment despite going through the portal several times and the self-registration process is deemed a hassle for the elderly and those who live in rural areas.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin stated that automatic registration was among the suggestions to improve the registration process. 13 million people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination have signed up so far and the change would quicken the process.
“I have instructed the JKJAV to review the registration process so it can be further simplified, including automatic registration to ensure as many people as possible get vaccinated,” he said.
“I also took note of grouses among those who have yet to receive vaccination appointment dates. I have instructed JKJAV to ensure those who have registered to get their dates soon.”
The Prime Minister took the liberty to commemorate 100 days since the COVID-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP) was launched on 24 February.