PUTRAJAYA: Over 700 journalists in the country have received Covid-19 vaccine appointments with more to come, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister said the first batch of 98 media personnel received their jabs in Putrajaya on Wednesday (June 9).
This was followed by another group of 120 journalists in Perak who had their first vaccine dose on Friday.
“About 700 journalists have received their jabs, and more will be given out this week,” said Khairy at the weekly Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) press conference on Monday (June 14).
“However, the CITF will have to balance the vaccine appointments given to journalists with those meant for the elderly, the disabled and people with comorbidities,” added Khairy