Walk-in opportunity at six PPV in JB

THE Johor Baru Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has given approval for six vaccination centres (PPV) to accommodate walk-ins, in its effort to help the district achieve 100% completion of at least one dose by the end of the month.

Johor Baru district officer Datuk Abdul Rahman Salleh said the first dose vaccination rate within the area until Sept 18 was 96.8%.

“This is to help speed up the process of giving vaccines to residents, especially those living in Johor Baru, to achieve the target of giving at least the first dose to 100% of the population by this month,” he said.

He added that a total of 3,500 doses would be administered daily for those who walk in at the six PPV.

The designated centres are Mid Valley Southkey (1,000 doses), Dewan Muafakat Johor Taman Adda (1,000 doses), Iskandar Malaysia Studio (500 doses), Taman Mawar (400 doses), Taman Nusantara (300 doses) and OKU Sentral drive-through (300 doses).

Abdul Rahman said the walk-in vaccination drive at Taman Nusantara, Iskandar Malaysia Studio, Mid Valley Southkey and Taman Mawar — which started on Sept 20 — would end today.

He said vaccination for walk-ins at Dewan Muafakat Johor Taman Adda started yesterday and would end today, while vaccination at OKU Sentral drive-through would continue until Sept 30.

“We aim to help residents who have yet to receive an appointment or have not registered through MySejahtera, as well as residents who have dropped out of getting a second dose for whatever reasons.

“Johor Baru district CITF hopes this walk-in vaccination initiative will help residents get vaccinated against Covid-19,” he added.

Operating hours for the six PPV are between 10am and 4pm.

Administration of the vaccine is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

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