As Malaysians await their turn to receive their free vaccinations under the national Covid-19 vaccination programme, scheduled to roll out at the end of February, we spoke to three Malaysians abroad who shared their experience on receiving their Pfizer-BioNTech doses—and perhaps debunk some talk surrounding Covid-19 vaccinations.
Bart Kalidas, pilot, Singapore
Bart Kalidas was fortunate enough to be one of the first groups to be vaccinated after frontliners, but his Covid-19 pandemic journey was an arduous and mentally-challenging one.
“As someone who’s working in the aviation industry, every day there was the fear of losing the job I love since flights are non-existent. Financially, it definitely took a toll on me and it was very hard to stay motivated,” Bart said, adding that while the airline industry for the island city-state is slowly picking up, flights for him are still very minimal.