22 February 2021
Press statement by MCA National Youth Chief Datuk Nicole Wong
Covid-19 vaccine brings us hope; Cease inaccurate perception which confuses public
The fight against Covid-19 reached an important milestone yesterday (21 February 2021) with the arrival of the first batch of vaccines. After more than 1 year living amidst the virus, which has to date claimed more than 1,000 lives, the vaccine offers a ray of hope for all of us.
However, there exists a community which chooses to refuse and even resent the concept and inoculation of vaccines prepared by the Ministry of Health (MoH) for themselves and people around them, in other words, anti-vaxxers. MoH and WHO have repeatedly stated that this community and the beliefs they hold will only bring detriment to the society as a whole, as evidenced by the return of diseases which were previously defeated due to inadequate vaccination practices caused by their influences.
MCA Youth urges all Malaysians to participate in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) by receiving the vaccine because it helps to protect us from being infected by Covid-19. We do not wish to see the situation in Malaysia escalate like other countries with high, life-threatening outbreaks.
The public needs not be doubtful as the vaccines obtained by Malaysia are safe to use. In fact, they were tested on thousands of recipients before they were approved. There is no evidence which confirms that the vaccine threatens lives, health or even alters the DNA of the recipient.
Meanwhile, we also urge the public to follow the latest development regarding the NIP by surfing the website web http://covid-19.moh.gov.my/vaksin-covid-19. Do ensure that all have downloaded the MySejahtera application to smoothen the process of receiving the vaccine in the future. Protect yourself and protect everyone. Lindung diri dan lindung semua.
Datuk Nicole Wong Siaw Ting
MCA National Youth Chairperson