Khairy Jamaluddin posted a tweet this morning via the MySejahtera app that allows users to register their loved ones for the COVID-19 vaccine.
However, this feature was first introduced to Apple users, despite assuring that the update should be available to others soon.
Similar to registering for the vaccine, the process of registering your loved one is similarly convenient.
It's under the same tab you access (COVID-19 vaccination) to view your own registration. "Add vaccine-dependent" is now displayed below.
Here you can see a list of your loved ones if you add them. To add a dependent, you must have:
- Full name,
- NRIC / passport number,
- Current address.
In terms of who you can register as a dependent, this includes spouses, children, siblings, parents / in-laws, grandparents, guardians, and others.
You cannot add dependents who have already registered for the vaccine with their own MySejahtera account or someone else's account.
In addition, the relative must be over 18 years of age to proceed with registration.
This feature was introduced following public complaints that many of their elderly relatives did not own a smartphone and therefore did not have a MySejahtera account to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Older people will have priority in the vaccination phases and the update will come in time for the second phase of the program, which is expected to start in April.
A total of 68,003 people, including 48,564 seniors and 19,439 people with disabilities, were targeted by the government to receive the vaccine in the second phase.
- Read more about what we wrote about the COVID-19 vaccine here.
Selected image source: Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation