KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today 40 of Malaysia's healthcare workers were infected by Covid-19 after completion of their vaccination, though they showed less severe symptoms.
In a Facebook post today, Noor Hisham said it is clear that individuals can still be infected after completion of the two-dose Covid-19 vaccination.
"Although the vaccine gives a glimmer of hope to fight against Covid-19, make no mistake that we can relax all the public health measures after vaccination.
"No one is safe until everyone is safe. Please continue to comply [with] all the precautionary public health measures,” he said.
Among the 40 healthcare workers, Noor Hisham said nine cases were infected more than two weeks after the second vaccination dose, while 31 individuals were infected less than two weeks after the second dose of inoculation.
He said 142 healthcare workers were infected after the first dose.
"More importantly, all had less severe symptoms,” he said.