Students Travelling Abroad Can Now Apply For Early Vaccination On MySejahtera

Khairy said students' applications will be processed within 10 days and the status will be reflected in the app itself.

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National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said students who will be travelling for their studies abroad can now apply for early COVID-19 vaccination through the MySejahtera app

"This new feature, which was made available on Monday, 28 June, can be accessed in the Helpdesk section," he said at the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) weekly press conference today, 30 June.

This will ease the process for students who have to complete their vaccinations before they are allowed to enter other countries for their studies.

"Their applications will be processed within 10 days and status can be checked in the app itself," he said.

Khairy also said students would have to attach their relevant documents, which usually includes enrolment confirmation issued by the foreign universities that they are heading to

"The same documents must also be brought along to the vaccination centre (PPV)," he added.

Previously, students had to drop a request via email to [email protected] but now they can apply through the MySejahtera Helpdesk.

The Special Committee on Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) tweeted the application steps yesterday, 29 June

According to JKJAV's tweet, on the MySejahtera app, students have to click on Helpdesk, followed by Start, and then select option A — Vaccination Appointment.

Students then can select option A — I am a student and need to travel to study abroad, and submit the relevant documents.

JKJAV also tweeted that if students have previously made an application through [email protected], their application is still valid and will be reviewed.

On Monday, 21 June, Khairy said the task force has received 5,621 applications for early vaccination from students travelling abroad

He said that these students need to be vaccinated as a requirement for them to enter countries where their universities are located.

He also called on students who have not applied for vaccination to contact JKJAV so that they can get their vaccination before going overseas.

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