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Sinovac Recipients Now Have Until 31 March To Get Booster Jabs Or They'll Lose Vaxx Status

The previous deadline set was 28 February to retain full vaccination privileges.

Cover image via Ahmad Zamzahuri/Malay Mail & Global Times

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has extended the deadline for Sinovac vaccine recipients and senior citizens to get their booster jabs to 31 March before their fully vaccinated status expires

All adults who have been double-vaccinated with Sinovac as well as all fully inoculated senior citizens — regardless of vaccine — are required to get boosted or their status in the MySejahtera App will change to "not fully vaccinated".

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin made the announcement yesterday, 24 February, during a live-streamed press conference.

Starting 1 April, without the fully vaccinated status, individuals will not be able to enter a wide range of premises including shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, and supermarkets.

The MySejahtera fully vaccinated status of Sinovac recipients and all senior citizens who have not received their booster shots by 1 April 2022 will turn from yellow to white.

Image via MySejahtera via SAYS

Initially, MOH asked Sinovac recipients to get booster jabs of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca

Now, however, individuals who insist on getting Sinovac are able to choose the same make for their booster. It is currently offered at all offsite vaccination centres (PPVs) under ProtectHealth, the list of which can be found on their website.

The recommendation to get either Pfizer or AstraZeneca booster jabs was made because the Sinovac booster is found to be not as effective against the Omicron variant.

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