KUALA LUMPUR, 14 June — Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin said that over 700 journalists in the country already received COVID-19 vaccine appointments with more to come.
The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister said the first batch of 98 media personnel received their jabs in Putrajaya on Wednesday (June 9).
Another group of 120 journalists in Perak followed the first batch and received their first vaccine dose on Friday.
“About 700 journalists have received their jabs, and more will be given out this week,” said Khairy at the weekly Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) press conference on Monday (June 14).
“However, the CITF will have to balance the vaccine appointments given to journalists with those meant for the elderly, the disabled, and people with comorbidities,” he added.
Source: The Star/Agencies