KUALA LUMPUR: It was all systems go as two mega vaccination centres opened here on Monday (June 7).
The vaccination centres at KLCC Convention Centre and Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil began processing vaccination appointments at 9am.
Both centres saw a steady stream of people arriving as early as 8am who were ushered in and assisted by volunteers and personnel stationed at the centres.
Volunteers included personnel from Malaysia Airlines, who helped vaccine recipients register before guiding them towards the counselling area.
Most senior citizens there were accompanied by one caretaker and were placed in a special lane for a speedier process.
Among one of the first to arrive at KLCC Convention Centre was retired soldier Abd Nassair Ghani, 59, who was accompanied by his daughter Asha Nur, 30.
"I am very impressed as the process was done in a very orderly and friendly manner," he said.
He said that he arrived at the centre at about 8.30am and received his first dose of the Sinovac vaccine in less than 30 minutes.
"I am the first in my family to get vaccinated and hope that the rest will get theirs soon," he said.
Senior citizen Norma Jani, 64, said her vaccination process went very smoothly, adding that she had not experienced any side effects and felt fine.
"My appointment was at 8.30am and everything was completed by 9am.
"The staff members were friendly and I urge everyone to get their vaccination as soon as they can," she said.
Vaccination centre manager at KLCC, Dr Muhammad Afif Rafa'ai, said they would vaccinate 3,000 people on Monday.
"We will increase it to a maximum of 8,000 over the coming days," he said.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddim was also seen at the KLCC Convention Centre to oversee events on the first day.