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COVID-19 Booster Interval for AstraZeneca & Pfizer Recipients Shortened to 3 Months

Khairy Jamaluddin, the Minister of Health, just announced a shorter interval for AstraZeneca and Pfizer recipients to receive their respective COVID-19 booster shots. Previously set at six months, it is now reduced by half to only three months.

Naturally, those above 60 and individuals with comorbidities will be prioritised first, followed by those above 50, 40, and finally, 18 years of age. The recommended booster shot for most vaccine recipients will be Pfizer, but alternatives will be given if necessary.

Curiously, if you’ve received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine instead, the dosing interval is set even shorter at only two months. Anyway, according to Khairy, the administration of COVID-19 booster shots will begin sometime in January or February 2022 onwards.

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.

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