Dr Azmi Ghazali: 52,774 adolescents fully vaccinated as of September 30


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of 1,498,274, or 47.6% of adolescents, aged 12 to 17 in the country have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 Cominarty vaccine as of Thursday, September 30, while 52 774, or 1.7% of this group were fully vaccinated, says Deputy Minister of Health I Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali.

“The five states with the highest vaccination rate are the Federal Territory of Labuan at 77.6%, followed by Kedah (67.1%), Sarawak (62.7%), Perlis (61.8%) and Melaka (59.4%), ”he said in a statement. statement here Saturday (October 2).

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Azmi said the National Covid-19 Vaccination Program (PICK) for adolescents has also paid attention to adolescents with disabilities.

Dr Noor Azmi, who is also chair of the Covid-19 Vaccination Task Force for Adolescents (CITF-A), said the program seeks to vaccinate all adolescents with disabilities, regardless of their citizenship status. or their type of disability.

The Disability Information System (SMOKU), under the Department of Social Welfare (JKM), reported that a total of 67,676 adolescents with disabilities, aged 12 to 17, had registered until August 31.

“A total of 51,361 (75.8%) are adolescents with disabilities in the education system and of these, 793 (1.5%) are students with special needs in boarding schools.

“In addition to this, adolescents with disabilities can also be found in 705 daily rehabilitation facilities such as community-based rehabilitation centers (PDKs) and public and private disabled care facilities, as well as 21 residential facilities for the disabled”, did he declare.

He said that registration of disabled adolescents who are in foster homes, rehabilitation and education institutions, whether registered or not, should be done by the director, operator or supervisor of the respective institution via the Vaksin Anakku portal.

Dr Noor Azmi said that the implementation of vaccination for adolescents with disabilities will be done through several methods, depending on their categories.

He said that for adolescents with disabilities who attend day schools will be vaccinated according to a schedule in vaccination centers (PPV) or schools, while those in boarding schools will receive a vaccination appointment through the MySejahtera mobile app. .

Meanwhile, for adolescents with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mental disorders, or other co-morbidities, vaccination can be done at a health clinic or clinic. public hospital near their homes.

He said that the process of vaccination of bedridden adolescents with disabilities living in institutions and at home will be carried out on a proximity basis and scheduled by a vaccination implementation team consisting of health personnel, private doctors or health teams from non-governmental organizations. – Bernama

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