Medical Workers in Malaysia are Positive for Covid-19 Even though they Have Been Vaccinated

UMMATIMES - Malaysian Health Director General Noor Hisham Abdullah said 40 medical personnel tested positive for Covid-19 even though they had received two doses of vaccine. There is no additional information on what vaccines these medical personnel receive.

He explained that nine medical personnel were infected with Covid-19 more than two weeks after receiving the second dose of vaccine. Meanwhile, 31 other workers were infected less than two weeks after receiving the second injection.

In addition, 142 health workers were infected with the coronavirus after the first dose. There are also 244 workers who have contracted Covid-19 and have not been vaccinated

"Obviously we can still be infected after vaccination is complete. Nothing is safe until everyone is safe, "said Hisham via his Facebook account quoted from Channel News Asia, Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Even though they are positive for Covid-19, these medical personnel do not have severe symptoms. "Even though the vaccine gives a glimmer of hope, make no mistake, we can only relax everything after the community is vaccinated," he said.

A total of 438,220 people had received both doses of their vaccine in the first phase of the National COVID-19 Immunization Program on Friday, said Health Minister Adham Baba.

During the same period, 687,176 people received the first dose, bringing the total number of COVID-19 doses given in the country to 1,125,396.

He said the five states with the highest number of recipients receiving the first dose were Selangor (97,416), followed by Kuala Lumpur (78,086), Sarawak (67,624), Johor (63,295) and Perak (56,295).

The five states with the highest number of recipients who have completed both doses of the vaccine so far are Selangor (63,126), followed by Perak (48,795), Sabah (43,033), Kuala Lumpur (38,642) and Sarawak (33,291).

Adham said as of Friday, a total of 8,902,528 people, or 36.4 percent of Malaysia's population had registered for the program.