PUTRAJAYA: Individuals rejecting the vaccine that will be given in stages starting February 26 will likely be restricted by their movement outside the home by the authorities. This includes not allowing them to enter business premises and restaurants in an effort to ensure the success of the National Covid-19 Immunization Program. After this, it is possible that only those who have taken the Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed to enter the business premises.
Although the government has not made it compulsory or mandatory for the people to get vaccinated, Muhyiddin said those who refuse inoculation could face restraints in moving around or engaging in businesses in the future.
“For example, when a country introduces a requirement of sorts, once it has reached a stage when most of its people have been vaccinated.
“The requirement would likely be in the form of a (health) passport for visitors to prove that they have been vaccinated as a move to protect the locals.
“And if you are not vaccinated, there could be a restraint for you to travel and move around,” he told a press conference which was conducted virtually here today.
There are three phases under the National Covid-19 Immunisation programme. The first phase involves frontliners, from Feb 26 to April this year. The second phase will run from April to October, involving high-risk groups; and the third phase, involving adults aged 18 and above, will take place from May 2021 to Feb 2022.
The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Handbook can be downloaded at www.VaksinCovid.gov.my.