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“What Is Their Contribution?”; Netizens Question The Homeless Getting Vaccinated

today28 May 2021


Netizens took to social media to voice their frustrations upon seeing the team behind the vaccination process, Jawatankuasa Khas Jaminan Akses Bekalan Vaksin COVID-19 (JKJAV) sharing photos on Twitter of the homeless getting their vaccination jab.



The tweet reads: “Vaccination program for the homeless Phase 1 in Pusat Transformasi Gelandangan Anjung Kelana, Taman Desa. Phase 1 includes as many as 119 homeless people who are staying in a homeless shelter in Kuala Lumpur.”


Despite what looks like a great initiative, certain netizens seemed displeased with the news.


This user said: “What is their (homeless) contribution to the country? Should be given to factory workers, at least you can reduce the cluster and push the dying economy.”


Photo via Twitter/@JKJAV


“How is this? Even the homeless have gotten it (vaccinated), my mother who is 80 years old on the other hand has to wait until the end of July?”


Photo via Twitter/@JKJAV


Certain netizens have hit back at those questioning this initiative.


This person said: “Even with the homeless you’re jealous? They don’t have a telephone or internet to chase after the vaccine on the website. Try to use your brain before commenting anything.”



“So sad reading replies that are angry that the homeless get the vaccine first. They don’t have a home so they’ll go anywhere just to find a roof for themselves.”



With more vaccinations on the way, the National Immunisation Plan (NIP) now including the AstraZeneca vaccination and the total number of daily vaccinations administered increasing as we speak, we are making headways in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Every effort and every step towards heard immunity counts. Let us focus on the positives of the initiative and continue to spread love and good vibes.


*Cover Image Credits: Twitter @JKJAV

Written by: Mifzal Malik

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