KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry (MOH) is looking for more volunteers to take part in Phase 3 of the Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial.

The MOH in a Twitter post said among the prescribed conditions are that applicants must be over 18 years old and healthy.

Those interested to volunteer or seeking further information can contact the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) in nine hospitals via WhatsApp.

These include Hospital Ampang, Selangor (016-728 6617, also Telegram); Sarawak General Hospital (012-310 8108); Penang Hospital (014-945 3599) and Hospital Seberang Jaya, Penang (014-906 5518); Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah (019-554 4976); Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim, Kedah (017-793 1938,017-793 1987,011-5766 9114); Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Perak (011-6331 1654); Hospital Taiping, Perak (019-854 6373); and Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor (011-1004 5343).

The usual response when checked by Bernama is applicants are asked to fill up a form directly on WhatsApp or another platform while providing a link for further details, before they take further action and contact the applicants.

However, the CRC in Hospital Ampang already has enough volunteers but they still provided a registration link for those interested to take part in any future vaccine trial.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial began on Jan 27 in nine hospitals, involving some 3,000 volunteers. — Bernama