Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi urged its residents of the state to seek their second COVID-19 booster shot despite the fact that the state’s positive case count is currently under control.
The statement was made after Johor Health Director, Datuk Dr Aman Rabu said that the percentage of those who have taken the second booster shot in Johor is still low, at only 1.9%.
In his Facebook page, the Menteri Besar also mentioned that while the country is getting used to living in the transition of the endemic phase, there is also the emergence of new variants such as the BA.5.2 and B.7, adding that Johor is also an international entry point and the people need to continue being vigilant.
“Let us pray together that Johor and Malaysia remain protected from the threat of the pandemic in the future,” Onn Hafiz added.
Prior to this, state Health and Unity Committee Chairman Ling Tian Soon stated that starting from 9th January, vaccinations may be obtained at 81 vaccination centres (PPV) and health clinics throughout the state by walk-ins or scheduling an appointment.
According to Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa, only 49.8% of Malaysians reportedly received their first booster dose on Monday, while only 1.9% received their second.