Compulsory Covid-19 vaccination for employees in Malaysia?

Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy has emerged nationwide when about 8,000 people had cancelled their registration for vaccination on their MySejahtera app, mainly due to the misconception about Covid-19 vaccines they received from internet or any mass media without boundaries. It was as soon as the Government announced that the AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine (“AZ vaccine”) will be part of the country’s national immunisation programme.

This had led to the Government announcing and launching the opt-in programme for the AZ vaccine in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor on 2 May 2021. However, public confidence towards the AZ vaccine could be observed when the available opt-in slots were fully booked by Malaysians within three hours of its opening on 2 May 2021. More vaccines are expected to arrive in Malaysia in the upcoming months to be administered to the population in achieving herd immunity.

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