No walk-ins for AstraZeneca jabs, those on waiting list will be informed of no-shows: Khairy


PUTRAJAYA: The 60,000 people on the AstraZeneca vaccine waiting list will be contacted by vaccination centres (PPVs) to fill appointment slots that become available due to no-shows.

Khairy Jamaluddin, the coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, said members of the public should not make their way to PPVs if they do not have appointments.

“Every day, we will release a list of names on the AstraZeneca waiting list to the PPVs.

“Those who are on the waiting list will be notified on MySejahtera to make their way to a PPV if they are called up.

“If there are available slots due to no-shows, the PPV will contact those on the list. If you are not contacted, do not show up.

“We do not allow walk-ins, ” he said on Monday (May 10) at his weekly joint press conference with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

Khairy, however, said if those on the waiting list have been called up but could not make it to the appointment, the vaccines will be offered to other people at the PPV.

“This is important because vaccines that have been opened cannot be kept, and we want to avoid wastage.

“However, those on the waiting list who cannot make it to the appointment do not need to panic. Your names remain on the immunisation programme list, ” said Khairy.

The opt-in AstraZeneca vaccination programme is now in its sixth day, with 19,718 people already receiving their first jabs so far.

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