KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 – The general public can book their Covid-19 vaccine booster appointments via the MySejahtera app from next Monday with their preferred date and vaccination site (PPV), as well as preferred vaccine type.
ProtectHealth Corporation said this initiative was opened up nationwide, compared to the previous practice of MySejahtera issuing appointments, to expand booster coverage, especially for senior citizens aged 60 years and older and primary Sinovac vaccine recipients to avoid losing their fully vaccinated status on MySejahtera from April 1 without a third jab.
“Unvaccinated or unboosted elderlies with comorbidities have a higher risk of death if they contract Covid-19,” ProtectHealth CEO Anas Alam Faizli said in a statement today.
“As Ramadhan is approaching soon, I advise everyone to get boosted as quickly as possible. Let’s protect our parents and family. Let’s increase our protection level before we enter the transition to the endemic phase.”
Follow these steps below to book your Covid-19 vaccine booster appointment:
- Go to the MySejahtera app home screen and tap on Covid-19 vaccination.
- Select the link ‘Click here to book your appointment’.
- Choose PPV name and address.
- Select an available vaccination slot (date and time). Click ‘See more’ for the appointment slots.
- Before clicking ‘Confirm’, ensure that the details are correct (i.e. type of vaccine, place of vaccination, date and time of vaccination).
- A confirmed vaccination slot will be reflected accordingly.
- Obtain your booster dose at the selected PPV based on the location and appointment slot selected.
You may also find your preferred PPV for the booster dose under ProtectHealth as a reference list on ProtectHealth’s website under ‘Find Vaccination Centre (PPV)’. The list of PPVs will be updated from time to time.
To date, 2,039 private health facility PPVs (private clinics, private specialist hospitals, private hospitals and ambulatory care centres) and 99 off-site PPVs under ProtectHealth are providing booster dose vaccinations.
As of March 16, a total of 15.3 million booster vaccine doses have been administered. About 82.4 per cent or 11.9 million doses were contributed by private medical practitioners and health care non-government organisations (NGOs) under ProtectHealth, a company fully owned by the Ministry of Health.
Nearly two-thirds of adults nationwide have received additional Covid-19 vaccine doses. Boosters are currently only available for those aged 18 years or older.
MOH’s main booster vaccine recommendation is Pfizer, with AstraZeneca as an alternative. However, the general public can also choose to get Sinovac.