Last week, the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination process involving frontliners and politicians finally started, as did the registration for the common folks via MySejahtera.
Although the initial response was good, a week later, only we found out that only 6.1 per cent of Malaysians have registered to receive the vaccines.
That's not a very good number.
'Wait and see' attitude
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said as of 11am on 1 March 2021, only 1,468,137 of Malaysia's total population of 32 million have registered for the vaccination using the app.
"This represents only 6.1 per cent out of the target of 80 per cent vaccination of the population.
"The registration is somewhat low and we need to step up efforts to increase registration," The Star
quoted him as saying.
Khairy said that the low number of people registering was due to people's "wait and see" attitude and something the government expected.
He, however, expects higher numbers of registration following the launching of hotline and online website registration on 5 March.
How to register via MySejahtera
If you've yet to register yourself (why not?!), you can do so now on the MySejahtera app.
Here's how you can do it:
Go to the app's home screen and you'll see a 'COVID-19 Vaccination' button. Click on the button.
You will then be led to this screen, where you'll see a 'Vaccine for <your full name>' button.
Click on the button.
The app will then ask you to verify your personal details:
Once you submit your information, you will be led to this 'celebaratory' page (we have no idea what that means).
But to really make sure that you've successfully enroled, click on the 'Next' button at the bottom of your screen.
Click on the 'CLICK HERE' link and you'll then be forwarded to a questionnaire.
Please remember to answer the questions truthfully, because this is literally a matter of life and death.
There will be additional questions for the first two questions if you pick "no" for the first question and "yes" for the second one.
You can also get more information on the vaccine and other related information by clicking on the links provided.
There's also a consent form that you will have to sign, but perhaps only when you are going to get it.
Let's register, get vaccinated and put this pandemic behind us!