The Malaysian government had made a commitment to provide the COVID-19 vaccine free for all citizen and non-citizen who are residing in Malaysia. The aim to vaccinate everyone is to protect its citizen and to have a positive impact on the economy.
To ensure that the campaign is a success, people need to register for the vaccination programme. However, up until 10 April 2021 the number of people who have registered is still low. Nationally only 8.4 million people or 34.8% of the people have registered.
The percentage who registered differ from states, Selangor is the state with the highest percentage (46.7%) who have registered for the vaccine, while Kelantan (21.8%) and Sabah (13.6%) was among the lowest.
In a response to an interview with Allison Lai from the Star Newspaper, Prof Dr Sanjay Rampal and Prof Dr Victor Hoe discuss the issue of the low registration rate and how to overcome them.