Khairy: 2,800 vaccinations at WTCKL on May 15,16 to be rescheduled over congestion concerns

  • Nation
  • Monday, 10 May 2021

PUTRAJAYA: Some 2,800 opt-in AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination appointments scheduled for May 15 and 16 at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL) will be given new dates due to Covid-19 congestion concerns.

Khairy Jamaluddin, who is the coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, said the 2,800 appointments will be rescheduled to new dates between May 17 and May 23.

“At present, the WTCKL PPV will be operating at full capacity on May 15 and 16. There are 19,000 appointments set for the two dates, so we need to reduce the numbers to about 16,000 and reschedule some of them to new dates.

“This is due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, which is worrying.

“We want to avoid overcrowding at the PPV and ensure that physical distancing can be adhered to in a comfortable manner, ” Khairy said on Monday (May 10) at his weekly press conference with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba here.

Khairy said those whose appointments are to be rescheduled to May 17-23 will receive a notification on the MySejahtera app from Tuesday (May 11).

For those who do not receive any notifications, their appointments remain the same, he added.

Other dates at other vaccine centres are not affected.

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