Khairy: SPM,STPM 2021 candidates expected to be vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine from July

Khairy: SPM,STPM 2021 candidates expected to be vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine from July

KUANTAN: The candidates for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) 2021 will be vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine starting next month, said National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pix).

The vaccine shots will be administered at schools that will be used as vaccination centres (PPV), he said.

“We will start giving the vaccine to them in July as a preparation before they return to school later,“ he told a press conference after attending the Pahang-level Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) meeting here today.

Also present were Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail and state Secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak.

Yesterday, Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin said the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has agreed to the Education Ministry’s (MOE) proposal that students sitting for major examinations this year be given the priority to be vaccinated.

Radzi said this was due to the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency’s (NPRA) approval of the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12 and above. — Bernama