KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination services in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur for senior citizens will only be opened on a date to be announced later, the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) clarified today.
Health Minister Dr Adham told the press earlier that walk-in inoculation, without requiring prior appointments, would be opened for people aged 60 and above at Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPVs) in Selangor and the capital city “immediately” from today itself.
CITF clarified later that logistics and vaccine deliveries to all PPVs must be sorted out first before finalising plans for walk-in jabs.
“Equally important is scheduling the opening hours for this walk-in initiative to avoid congestion at PPVs, especially for senior citizens when Covid-19 cases are increasingly rising,” said CITF, which is headed by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, in a statement.
“Therefore, the general public aged 60 years and above, together with their companions, are requested not to go to any PPV from tomorrow if they do not have vaccination appointments until further information about this initiative is announced in the nearest time.”
Dr Adham said earlier today that 2,478,289 people aged 60 and above nationwide — which comprises about 71 per cent of Malaysia’s 3.5 million elderly population — have received at least their first dose, while 2,988,678 senior citizens have registered for their shots.