KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) clarified today that walk-in Covid-19 inoculations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will only be open after August 1 for both Malaysians and foreigners, including undocumented migrants, who do not have appointment dates by then.
During a media briefing last Friday, Khairy said residents in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor who the government may have missed out on and are “not captured by the system”, such as those without any documents or undocumented migrants, will be allowed to walk in.
“We have made the decision that from August 1, once we’ve completed Operation Surge Capacity, all PPVs in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will be walk-in for people to receive their vaccine, so we can mop out anybody that has not received their first dose,” he said.
Walk-in services do not apply to individuals who receive by August 1 their appointment date.
“Individuals in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur who have registered will be given an appointment soon,” CITF said today. “Individuals who have not yet registered, and there are no restrictions in doing so, are also encouraged to register for vaccination as soon as possible.”
This comes after a viral message circulating on WhatsApp suggests that all residents in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor above the age of 18 who have not received a Covid-19 vaccine shot can head to one of 56 vaccination centres (PPV) listed with their vaccine brands.
CITF urged those who have received a vaccination date to attend their appointments based on the date and PPV location given.
“This takes into account the presence of more transmissible new variants, the high number of Covid-19 cases and the need to get protected through vaccines as soon as possible.”
CITF also noted that an updated PPV list with walk-in services will be announced later as not all existing PPVs will be open for this walk-in initiative.
Correction: The headline, standfirst, and lede were amended after CITF clarified their earlier statement.