MOSTI Briefing on PICK

AMCHAM would like to thank InvestKL for organizing the briefing session on the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) with Yang Berhormat Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation this afternoon. This discussion was timely as many Malaysians as well as the international business community are seeking clarity on Malaysia’s numerous vaccination programs, including PICK.

Here are some key updates and takeaways from the briefing session:

  • Government announcements will be made soon on the following:
    • A set of freedoms for those who are fully vaccinated.
    • MySejahtera app status update mechanism for those who were vaccinated overseas.
    • Quarantine exemption for fully vaccinated individuals traveling to Malaysia.
    • Increased operational capacity for factories/workplaces which have a significant number of employees vaccinated.
  • There are also bilateral government discussions on mutual recognition of vaccine passports.
  • While the Drug Control Authority (DCA) has approved vaccination for adolescentse. those aged 14 to 18, general implementation is on hold pending further world live data. For now, consideration will only be given to those with underlying illnesses.
  • CanSino has recently been approved by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) and delivery is expected over the next two to three weeks.

KPI by the Prime Minister dated 18th July 20, 2021 for PICK (August – September)

  • 100% of the adult population in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to receive at least one dose by 1st August under the Operations Surge Capacity.
  • 100% of the adult population in Sarawak to receive at least once dose by the end of August 2021.
  • Almost all states will reach a 50% vaccination rate by the end of August 2021.
  • All states will reach 70% vaccination rate by September 2021.
  • All adult population in Malaysia will be fully vaccinated by October-November 2021; and
  • Vaccination capacity will be increased to reach 500,000 per day.