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Khairy: PICK To Start Vaccinating Youths Aged 12 To 17 Against COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccinations for this age group will begin in the middle of September.

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The National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) will now start vaccinating adolescents aged 12 to 17 years against COVID-19

PICK coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin tweeted the decision this morning, 13 August, confirming a purported circular by Health director-general (Health DG) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham.

According to Khairy, PICK will start vaccinations in order of priority:
- 12 to 17-year-olds with underlying medical conditions
- 12 to 17-year-olds with no medical issues based on age de-escalation

The COVID-19 vaccinations for this age group will begin in the middle of September

In the circular by the Health DG, it is said the inoculations will be carried out at special vaccination centres (PPVs) in hospitals, health clinics, and selected schools.

Khairy added that more about the implementation will be announced next week by the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supplyy (JKJAV).

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