Frustrations over VIPs cutting queue for Covid-19 vaccine

Following the news of several complains about VIPs allegedly cutting queue to take the Covid-19 vaccine, many people have expressed their dissatisfaction towards this issue.


Currently, Malaysia is at phase one of the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) which is dedicated for frontliners from the health and non-health sectors.


In terms of the politicians, only cabinet members, state executive councillors, federal and state lawmakers and government officials accompanying ministers abroad qualify as political “frontliners” for phase one.


Nonetheless, there were several photos that went viral showing spouses, family members and close aides of politicians taking the Covid-19 jab ahead of their turns.



After the incident took place, ten clusters appeared in the network above on vaccine in Malaysia, where majority of it hinted frustrations towards the issue.


Although Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin have posted a definitive guideline issued by the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) on who are eligible for the phase one vaccine, the tweet did not appear in the network.


Instead, a tweet about Khairy explaining about the Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine being a game changer as it only requires one dosage appeared.



Meanwhile, the vaccine network also showed @zyraroxx being frustrated over the anti-vaxx community aside from the tweets linking to VIPs cutting queues for the vaccine.