KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — People aged 60 and above living in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor who do not have appointments yet for Covid-19 inoculation can walk in to vaccination centres from tomorrow onwards, Khairy Jamaluddin announced today.
The vaccine minister said many senior citizens have already received vaccination appointments scheduled until the end of the month, as 95 per cent of the elderly who registered for their Covid-19 jabs have either been vaccinated or received appointments.
“I don’t want those who already got appointments to walk in tomorrow because that will cause confusion in the system,” Khairy told a virtual press conference.
He added that for those who have not yet registered for their shots, their registrations will be done manually at Covid-19 vaccination sites (PPVs) when they turn up.
For senior citizens who do not have the MySejahtera mobile app, PPV staff will record their guardians’ contact information to send reminders for second-dose appointments.
As of yesterday, 2,680,880 of 3,025,275 registered senior citizens have received at least one vaccine dose. There are some 3.5 million people aged 60 and above nationwide, which leaves about 476,725 elderly who have yet to register for their shots.