Phase Two of National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19 Begins

Phase Two of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19 starts yesterday for teachers, childcare center staff and adults at high risk or suffering from chronic diseases. At the same time, the COVID-19 Moderna vaccines are also offered starting yesterday to all citizens and residents in Brunei Darussalam in phases.

The safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine has been verified by the Brunei Darussalam Medicines Control Authority, BDMCA, following a stringent scientific assessment process by the National COVID-19 Vaccines Technical Committee. The BDMCA has granted Special Authorization to administer the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine in Brunei Darussalam during Public Health Emergency or Pandemic situation. As of the 19th of June 2021, total vaccine doses administered was 66,972.

Individuals in Phase Two who wish to participate in the COVID-19 National Vaccination Programme can reserve a slot through the BruHealth application. The public is also reminded to ensure that their BruHealth accounts have been authenticated, and update personal information in their Bru-HIMS account at government clinics or hospitals. Even though the second phase has begun, vaccination for the first phase still continues.

For more information and the latest developments, the visit the Ministry of Health's website at www.moh.gov.bn or call the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth application.

Source: Radio Television Brunei