PETALING JAYA: The walk-in vaccination initiative for senior citizens will be expanded nationwide from next week, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
At the moment, it is only open to unvaccinated senior citizens in the Klang Valley, but will be rolled out in all states from next week, he added.
“We have achieved over 95% vaccination rate for senior citizens at the national level.
“So, the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has decided to open the walk-in initiative to all senior citizens nationwide from next week,” he told the weekly CITF press conference on Monday (Aug 2).
The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister noted that some states have already begun accepting walk-ins from senior citizens, while some are ready for it.
“The state CITFs will make the announcement on this but in principle, they can accept senior citizens who have not received their vaccinations to walk in.
“We leave it to the states to announce the dates and other details,” he added.
He noted that in the Klang Valley, only senior citizens are allowed to walk into any PPV for now, while others have to follow the stipulated criteria and time.
Walk-in vaccination for senior citizens began in the Klang Valley on July 16 as the national immunisation drive shifted into high gear with the arrival of more vaccine supply.