National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme

Regency Specialist Hospital is proud to be part of Malaysia’s Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. Malaysia has adopted a “whole-of-government” and “whole-of-society” approach which involves various Ministries, Government Agencies, State Governments, NGOs, the private sector and members of the community to ensure that we achieve our vaccination goals.

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

You will be notified of the date and time of your appointment via the MySejahtera
app, phone call or SMS.

You will be notified of the date and time of your appointment via the MySejahtera
app, phone call or SMS.

Before arriving at Regency Specialist Hospital, please remember your Identity Card with you.

YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT

After arriving at Regency Specialist Hospital on the date and time specified by the MySejahtera app, you will go through these six stations.

vaccine

Temperature screening and health declaration

Registration

Vaccine consultation and submitting consent form

Get your vaccine shot

Mandatory 15 to 30 minutes observation

Receive your vaccination card and schedule your next appointment

STATION 1 : TEMPERATURE SCREENING
  1. Take your temperature upon arrival
  2. Use the MySejahtera app to scan the MyVAS QR Code
  3. Complete MyVAS Registration
  4. Verify your information
STATION 2 : REGISTRATION
  1. Check that your name is on the list for that allocated date and time. 
  2. Pick up a queue number for your vaccination.
STATION 3 : CONSULTATION AND CONSENT
  1. Get a vaccination consultation with our medical professionals
  2. Review and submit your consent form
STATION 4 : GET YOUR VACCINATION
  1. Get your first dose
  2. Scan the Vaccine QR Code to confirm that you’ve received your vaccine
  3. Record date and time on your vaccination card
STATION 5 : OBSERVATION

Head over to the designated observation area where you will be under observation for 15 to 30 minutes. In most cases, discomfort from pain or fever is a normal sign that your body is building protection.

Common Symptoms
After Your
Vaccination Shot

On the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea
Common Symptoms After
Your Vaccination Shot

On the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea
What to do if you experience adverse side effects
Symptoms To
Look Out For
  • Breathing difficulty 
  • Swelling of face, lips and throat
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Skin rash after vaccination
  • Experiencing dizziness or feeling light-headed
  • If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot gets worse after 24 hours.
Symptoms To Look Out For
  • Breathing difficulty 
  • Swelling of face, lips and throat
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Skin rash after vaccination
  • Experiencing dizziness or feeling light-headed
  • If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot gets worse after 24 hours.

Please notify our staff if you experience the following after receiving your vaccine shot. Should your symptoms persist for more than 48 hours or if you experience any delayed severe reaction, please seek medical attention immediately at your nearest hospital. 

You may also seek medical treatment at our 24 hour Accident & Emergency Department in Regency Specialist Hospital or contact us at 07-381 7700. 

STATION 6 : RECEIVE YOUR VACCINATION CARD
  1. After observation, you will receive your Vaccination Card. 
  2. Your second appointment date will be noted on your Vaccination Card. Please check that the your second appointment is recorded.

Please note that your second dose must be administered 21 days after your first dose.

What do I need to do before I get my second dose of vaccine?

Please ensure that your next dose is scheduled exactly 21 days after the first dose. Bring your vaccination card and Identification Card along for your second dose. If you are unwell during your next appointment, please notify us.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

You can receive a COVID-19 vaccine if you are pregnant. It helps protect you from severe illness from COVID-19. Compared to non-pregnant individuals, pregnant women are more likely to fall severely ill if infected with COVID-19. 

When considering whether you should receive a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy, here are some factors to keep in mind:

  • Your risk of exposure to COVID-19
  • Risk of COVID-19 to you and the potential risks to your baby
  • The risks of severe illness (requiring hospitalisation, intensive care, ventilator or special breathing equipment or illness that could result in death)
  • The known benefits of vaccination
  • The limited but growing evidence about the safety of vaccinations during pregnancy

As of July 2021, studies reviewed by the CDC have not found any safety concerns for vaccinated pregnant individuals, or for their babies (National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Division of Viral Diseases, 2021). The Ministry of Health Malaysia states that people between 14 to 33 weeks of pregnancy can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. However, there is less evidence available on this vector-based vaccine compared to the mRNA vaccine. Hence, mRNA-based vaccine such as the Pfizer-BioNTech is preferred.  If you have any concerns regarding vaccination during pregnancy, please speak to your healthcare professionals.

The Ministry of Health Malaysia recommends that for lactating mothers, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines can be administered. According to the CDC, recent studies have individuals who have received the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have antibodies in their breast milk, which could help protect their babies (National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Division of Viral Diseases, 2021). 

References:

Ministry of Health Malaysia. (2021, 23 Jun). Guidelines on Covid-19 Vaccination in pregnancy and breastfeeding, 2nd edition. Retrieved from https://www.vaksincovid.gov.my/upload/media/Guidelines_on_COVID-19_Vaccination_in_Pregnancy_and_Breastfeeding_Version_2_-_MOH.pdf 

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Division of Viral Diseases. (2021, June 29). COVID-19 vaccines while pregnant or breastfeeding. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html

Eligibility Criteria

The vaccine is recommended for the general population from age 18. 

You should not take the vaccine if

  • If you had allergic reaction to a previous dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine or any of its components.
  • If you had anaphylaxis history which include severe angioedema, bronchospasm and/or hypotension, to other drugs, vaccines, food, insect stings, or unknown trigger.
  • If you suffer from acute febrile illness (fever).

 

You should postpone/defer the vaccination if

  • You suffer acute illness that requires admission to hospital.
  • You are currently undergoing quarantine or are under a Health Surveillance Order for being a close contact.
  • You’ve had recent immunisation with any vaccines (defer or postpone for at least after 2 weeks).

 

Prioritised groups

People with comorbidities will be prioritised and are highly encouraged to get vaccinated. Individuals suffering from comorbidities, which are pre-existing health conditions, are recommended to get vaccinated to prevent falling severely ill if the contract COVID-19. Here are the list of vaccine priority groups listed by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health:

  • Immunocompromised individuals
  • HIV infected individuals
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
  • Chronic heart disease & vascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Severe mental illness

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I’ve not been designated a time and date to get vaccinated?

Firstly, please make sure you have registered for the National Immunisation Programme. If you have not done so, you can do that here. You will be notified of your appointment date beforehand. 

We’re currently in Phase 2 of the vaccination programme, where high-risk individuals, seniors aged 60 and above, and the physically disabled will be vaccinated.

To learn more about your vaccination appointment eligibility, please visit https://www.vaksincovid.gov.my/en/

How long will my appointment take?

The entire appointment will take around 45 minutes to an hour.

Are walk-ins allowed?

No. Only people with appointments can take the vaccine at this time. 

If I’ve contracted and recovered from COVID-19, can I still get the vaccine?

This depends on the treatment you received when you had COVID-19. Please refer to your physician for further details. 

If I have been a close contact or have been quarantined recently, can I still take the vaccine?

Yes. You can take the vaccine after 10 days of quarantine and if no COVID-19 symptoms have developed.

Can I take the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m scheduled to take a vaccine for another virus?

Yes, you may take the COVID-19 vaccine 2 weeks after receiving the other vaccine.

Which vaccines are available through the National COVID-19 Immunisation programme?

As of February 2021, Malaysia has had access to a supply of 66.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility and early purchases from 5 COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers. The vaccines are: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, AstraZeneca vaccine, Sinovac vaccine, CanSinoBIO vaccine and Sputnik V vaccine. 

To date, only Pfizer, Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines are available through the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.

MySejahtera FAQ

Where can I download the MySejahtera app?

To register for the National Immunisation Programme and receive updates about your vaccination appointment, you will need to download the MySejahtera app. 

You can download the app here:

How do I find my vaccination appointment on the MySejahtera app?

  1. After opening your app, you’re immediately shown the Check-in page. Click on the Close button in the top right corner to access your Homepage.
  2. Now, select COVID-19 Vaccination. 
  3. If you have registered for the immunisation programme, you will see a tab called “Vaccine for [your name]”. Select this tab.
  4. If you have an appointment, you will see the location of your vaccination center, as well as the the date and time of your appointment. 

How do I add a dependent on MySejahtera?

  1. After opening your app, you’re immediately shown the Check-in page. Click on the Close button in the top right corner to access your Homepage.
  2. Now, select COVID-19 Vaccination. 
  3. On this page, select “Add Vaccine Dependent”. 
  4. Tap on “Add Vaccination Dependent” and fill out the information of your dependent.
  5. When complete, hit “Save”.

How do I cancel my vaccination appointment?

You are encouraged to attend the appointment that has been given to you.

However, if you cannot attend your appointment, please answer ‘NO’ in the appointment confirmation page on your MySejahtera app. 

If you previously confirmed your appointment and want to cancel, please follow these steps: 

  1. Open your MySejahtera app and head to your Homepage. 
  2. Click on the ‘COVID-19 Vaccination’.
  3. Choose ‘Vaccine for [your name]’
  4. You’ll see a timeline for your vaccination appointments.Click on the hyperlink “Click here to cancel your appointment” to cancel your appointment.
  5. Select your reason for cancellation and complete a quick assessment. 
  6. When you’re done, click “Submit”.
  7. “Unable to attend the appointment” will appear on your vaccination timeline once you’ve completed your appointment cancellation.

Note: Your details will go back to the list of vaccine recipients under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.

How do I update my details like Name, IC/Passport number, or contact information?

You can use the MySejahtera Helpdesk to update your information. 

Access the Helpdesk here >>

  1. Select your language then click “Start”. 
  2. Select Option C, “I want to update my Name, IC/Passport, …”. 
  3. Pick which specific information you would like to update. 
  4. Follow the instructions to complete your update. 

Note: Your User ID can be found in the MySejahtera app, labelled “MySejahtera ID” on your Profile page.