436 receive first dose via mobile vaccination programme in PJ

Vaccine recipients getting their shots in the mobile vaccination centre. The programme is open to Malaysians and foreigners aged 18 and above.

The Selvax mobile vaccination programme made a stop in Section 17, Petaling Jaya in Selangor, to offer Sinovac vaccines to both Malaysians and foreigners.

The programme was held from 10am to 5pm at Pasar Sentosa.

It was open to those aged 18 and above.

A total of 700 vaccination slots were made available for the one-day programme.

Participants could either pre-register via the Selangkah app or simply walk in to get inoculated.

“A total of 436 people were vaccinated by the end of the day,” said Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran.

“The programme is open to those who haven’t received their first vaccination, including foreigners without valid documentation.”

He said some Malaysians turned up for the programme because they had rejected their earlier appointment as the venue was too far away for them to get there.

There were others who had never registered for an appointment before, he said.

He added that there were people who after turning 18 recently, had come for their first vaccination.

The second vaccination programme will be held at the same venue on Oct 11.

Those who missed their appointment for their second shot can contact the Selangkah hotline (1-800-22-6600 or vax@selangkah.my) to get the jab at a designated clinic, said Rajiv, adding that the next appointment would be issued via the Selangkah app or physical card.

Some 40 staff and volunteers from Selcare, Selangkah, Rela and Bukit Gasing assemblyman’s office were on hand to ensure the standard operating procedure was adhered to.

“To create awareness of the mobile vaccination programme, my team and I went around several business areas in Section 17, posted notices on social media and informed non-governmental organisations that deal with migrant workers or refugees,” said Rajiv.

This is the fourth programme organised in the constituency.

“The first was by appointment using Selangkah where some 1,200 people turned up, the second was via a joint walk-in session with three other Petaling Jaya state constituencies.

“The third, also a walk-in session, saw some 160 people get vaccinated,” said Rajiv.

The Selvax mobile vaccination programme is ongoing at selected locations around Selangor until Sept 26.

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