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Non – citizens residing in Malaysia to get free COVID – 19 vaccine

Science and Technology Minister Khairy Jamaluddinsays the Cabinet has agreed, in principle, to provide COVID – 19 vaccination free for undocumented foreigners. – Bernama file pic

The Cabinet has decided that foreign citizens residing in Malaysia will receive COVID – 19 vaccines free under the National Immunisation Programme.

This will include diplomats, expatriates, students, foreign spouses and children, foreign workers as well as UNHCR card holders.

Science and Technology Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, in saying this on Twitter this morning also said the Cabinet has agreed, in principle, to provide the vaccines free for undocumented foreigners.

Khairy, who is also the Special Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Committee (JKJAV) co – chairman said the implementation of vaccination involving undocumented foreigners would be discussed further.

“We will be reaching out to state governments, foreign embassies, NGOs to assist,” he posted.

  • New Straits Times