PUTRAJAYA (April 9): Covid-19 vaccine recipients in Phase 2 of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme are reminded to confirm their vaccination appointment within 48 hours of receiving their details or risk having it cancelled and rescheduled to a later date.
The COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) in a statement today said the slots for those who fail to respond to the appointment notification would then be given to others, ensuring that the vaccination process could be carried out smoothly.
“If they (the recipients) confirm to be present for the vaccination appointment, a reminder will be sent three days as well as a day prior to the date,” it said, adding that the notification for the appointment and the reminders would be sent both via the MySejahtera application and the short message service (SMS).
For those who have not registered through MySejahtera, appointment details would be sent via an SMS, and the confirmation can be done by replying "YES" or "NO" to the message.
The second phase of the national immunisation programme is set to begin on April 19, targeting high-risk groups, such as the elderly, individuals with comorbidities and persons with disabilities.
The sending of appointment details started on Monday.
Members of the public with any queries regarding their appointment may contact the hotline at 1800-888-828.