Khairy Jamaluddin posted a tweet earlier this morning about the MySejahtera app now allowing users to register their dependents for the COVID-19 vaccine.

However, this feature has first been rolled out for Apple users, though he assured that the update should be available soon for others.

Much like registering yourself for the vaccine, the process for registering your dependents is similarly convenient.

It’s located under the same tab you access (COVID-19 Vaccination) to see your own registration, and now you will see “Add Vaccine Dependent” under it.

That’s where you’ll be able to see a list of your dependents as you add them. Adding a dependent will require you to have their:

  • Full name,
  • Relation,
  • NRIC/Passport number,
  • Age,
  • Gender,
  • Current Address.

In terms of who you can register as a dependent, it includes spouses, children, siblings, parents/in-laws, grandparents, guardians, and others.

You cannot add a dependent who has already registered themselves for the vaccine with their own MySejahtera account, or on someone else’s account.

Furthermore, the dependent must be above 18 years old to proceed with the registration.

This feature was rolled out after complaints by the public that many of their elderly relatives did not own smartphones and therefore lacked a MySejahtera account to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The elderly take priority in the vaccination phases, and the update comes at a timely manner before the second phase of the programme that’s expected to begin in April.

A total of 68,003 people comprising 48,564 senior citizens and 19,439 people with disabilities have been targeted by the government to receive the vaccine in the second phase.

  • You can read more about what we’ve written on the COVID-19 vaccine here.

Featured Image Credit: Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation

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