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Malaysian are begging for vaccines

Many Malaysian has express their exhaustion in facing this pandemic. We have been fighting Covid-19 non-stop for the past 1 year and a half and it seems like there is no bright light at the end of the tunnel.

However, people start to believe again when the world announce that we have created a vaccine for this disease. Many countries have start vaccination. For example, Vietnam has vaccinated more than 80% of their people, United Kingdom has started a large scale vaccination two weeks ago, and the United States has open their internal economy due to most of their people being vaccinated

What about Malaysia? Coordinating Minister of the National Covid-19 Immunization Program (PICK), Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said the unfair distribution of Covid-19 vaccine supply has left Asian countries, including Malaysia, behind compared to countries under the European Union (EU).

He said EU countries are negotiating with Covid-19 vaccine suppliers to allow bulk purchases while vaccine factories are all in European countries.

Its seems like we are still in the weeds of the problem for vaccination supply and this has caused a frustration among our people.

Many types of industry has begged the government to focus on their industries so that they can continue working.

Deputy Chairman of the Malaysian Red Crescent National Community Service and Health Committee, Datuk Mohd Rashidi Mohd Noor said the state government is asked to expedite the vaccination of homeless people in Johor as a measure to curb the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In addition, Gabungan Teksi SeMalaysia (GTSM) appealed to the government to consider their application so that the vaccination can be expedited to taxi drivers and rental cars throughout the country, including in Sabah and Sarawak.

Chief Economist, Social Security Organization (Socso) Future Labor Market Research Center, Associate Prof Dr Mohd Yusof Saari also said The vaccination process needs to be accelerated by paying attention to the labor-intensive manufacturing and manufacturing sectors especially after the daily infection of Covid-19 cases involving many workplace clusters.

In the education side, Pakatan Harapan (PH) Education Committee and several members of the opposition urged the government to give priority to vaccinating polytechnics and community colleges.

The Malaysian Film Directors Association (FDAM) also appealed to the government to immediately implement a group immunization program for creative industry players who also contribute to efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic directly or indirectly.

In addition, Kelab Media Elit Kedah (KMEK) are asking the government to speed up the vaccination of media personnel who have been part of the front line since the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The saddest part is even those who have registered under the MySejahtera Apps is still waiting for their turn to be vaccinated

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Faculty of Medicine Community Health Physician, Prof Dr Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh, said the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be considered for people who have registered for the injection through the MySejahtera application.

Many have begged and many are still waiting for their turn to be vaccinated. the question arises, why is vaccine still an issue for Malaysia? can we achieve group immunity by November as per said by the Director General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah?

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