The Ministry of Health (MOH) finally shed some light on COVID-19 booster shots for those who received the AstraZeneca vaccine. The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has given the green light to administering the AstraZeneca vaccine as a booster shot to recipients of the same vaccine type.
This booster shot will be given to individuals above 18 years old six months after their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, but do note that certain groups (such as frontliners) will be given priority. More details on this will be revealed by the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) from time to time.
Aside from that, MOH also announced that Sinovac recipients can get the same type of vaccine (Sinovac) as a booster shot. The jab will be given between three to six months after the second dose, though the CITF has yet to reveal who will be prioritised for the booster shot.
As previously revealed, you won’t need to apply to get a COVID-19 booster shot if you’re eligible; you will be notified of any appointment through the MySejahtera app. Depending on where you’re located, the booster will be given at a clinic or hospital.