The Adolescent Covid-19 Vaccination Centre at the Inter-national School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) in Ampang Hilir is now open for its students as well as those from other private education institutions in the area.
Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya Health Department director Datuk Dr Param Jeeth Singh, who visited the centre on opening day, said: “ISKL is the location for the first international school vaccination centre in Kuala Lumpur and will serve private and international schools in the area.
“I am extremely impressed with the organisation and logistics, and thank all those involved.
“We are very pleased to have commenced the vaccination programme for 12- to 17-year-olds, and anticipate that around 18,000 students will receive their vaccination here.
“It is an important milestone in our fight against Covid-19.”
ISKL school head Rami Madani said: “Along with students from nearby international schools, more than 600 ISKL students aged between 12 and 17 were vaccinated on the first day.
“We look forward to welcoming many more students from private and international schools in Kuala Lumpur over the coming weeks.
“We are delighted to support the wider community as well as our own.”
Madani said the school was appreciative of the parent and staff volunteers who answered the call to screen and register students.
“We are also delighted to have the support of parents and staff in nearby schools.
“It is a wonderful example of communities working together in partnership,” he said.
Among the first to receive the vaccine was 15-year-old ISKL student Rika Singh, who said: “I’m glad that ISKL has been approved as a vaccination centre.
“Now, this centre can be used to serve the ISKL community as well as other communities in the city.”
Another student, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “The vaccination programme is pretty seamless.
“The whole process is smooth; we go in, get the jab and walk out.”
Parents were also delighted that their children were able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
Some commended the school for its convenient location and ample parking space, while others noted that the centre was well-organised which made it quick and easy for vaccine recipients.
The vaccination centre in ISKL is for those with appointments only and walk-ins are not permitted.
It will be in operation until Nov 7.