KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Kuala Lumpur and Selangor have piloted walk-in Covid-19 vaccination services for residents aged 60 years and older without requiring appointments, Dr Adham Baba said today.
The health minister said this walk-in inoculation service at vaccination centres (PPVs) opened from today in the Klang Valley and would be expanded to other states at a later date.
“In Selangor and KL, those aged 60 and above can walk in if they haven’t been vaccinated yet,” Dr Adham told a press conference by the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Greater Klang Valley Task Force.
He added 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.
Dr Adham said today that so far, 700 private general practitioners (GPs) in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur — which today reported 6,120 and 1,499 new Covid-19 cases respectively — are participating in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).
Dr Adham added that there are 2,229 GPs in Selangor and 1,254 GPs in Kuala Lumpur. If 2,000 GPs in Selangor and 1,000 in the capital city join the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, their total vaccination capacity is estimated at 300,000 daily jabs as each GP clinic is projected to vaccinate 100 people a day. This is separate from PPVs.
The Covid-19 vaccination rate in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur averaged at 142,125 daily doses in the week of July 7 to 13.
Malaysia’s nationwide Covid-19 vaccination rate exceeded 400,000 daily doses administered since Monday, including a record high 434,828 shots-to-the-arm yesterday.
The health minister also said industrial PPVs can now open 24-hour vaccination services in the Klang Valley and Seremban in Negeri Sembilan.