Vaccine recipients with ’empty syringe’ will get new shots

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Any individual who proves that he or she has been “vaccinated” with an empty syringe will receive a new injection, says health minister Dr Adham Baba.

Adham said his ministry will be calling the individuals again to receive their shots.

“They will be called again,” he was quoted as saying to Berita Harian.

The Covid-19 immunisation task force (CITF) said in a statement yesterday that it had taken disciplinary action against a healthcare worker for not injecting the vaccine dose into a recipient’s arm at a drive-through vaccination centre in Kedah.

The incident, which was caught on video, happened on July 17 at the Sungai Petani air base vaccination centre for armed forces personnel and family members.

Another man has also lodged a police report claiming that he was vaccinated with an “empty syringe” at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium vaccination centre three days ago.

Ling Kwang Chun, 33, told FMT yesterday that the process took less than 20 seconds from the time he scanned the vaccination code at the booth.

“I felt the needle in my arm but noticed that the black plunger did not move the entire time,” he said. The worker did not show him the syringe before and after the vaccination process, unlike the first time. – Adapted from FMT

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