BUKIT MERTAJAM: Some senior residents and high-risk teams are refusing to take a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot becaiuse their are afraid of blending vaccines, says Penang Well being, Agriculture and Agro-based Business and Rural Growth Committee chairman Dr Norlela Ariffin.
“Primarily based on the data obtained, a few of them refuse to just accept a mixture of two totally different doses of vaccines,” she mentioned.
“That’s the reason Penang is among the many lowest 5 states for booster dose recipients,” she advised reporters after handing over the Covid-19 Scholar Support fund cheques to 111 college students who misplaced their mother and father to the virus right here on Sunday (Nov 21).
Urging them to get their booster photographs, she mentioned those that refuse would make it tough for the state to curb the unfold of the Covid-19.
She added to this point, virtually 35,000 people had obtained their boosters, however about 40% of eligible recipients for booster dose didn’t flip up for his or her appointments after being notified by the MySejahtera software.
Norlela mentioned the state authorities is now working to lift consciousness on booster photographs, together with establishing vaccination centres to offer higher entry for the folks within the state.
To this point, there are 74 personal clinics and eight hospitals administering booster doses.
Efficient Monday (Nov 22), she mentioned the general public can walk-in to any personal vaccination centre in Penang to get their Covid-19 booster shot. – Bernama