JOHOR BARU: A total of 21 vaccine centres (PPVs) in eight districts in Johor will be allowing walk-in inoculations.
State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said that three PPVs would be open for walk-ins in Kulai, Segamat (three), Tangkak (one), Muar (one), Batu Pahat (five), Pontian (five), Mersing (two) and Kluang (one).
"The PPVs involved are Dewan Raya Bandar Putra, Felda Bukit Batu (mobile PPV) and Kg Melayu (mobile PPV) in Kulai; Dewan Serbaguna Jalan Genuang, Dewan Serbaguna Taman Yayasan and Dewan Serbaguna Labis in Segamat; Dewan Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi Mara in Tangkak; and Dewan Jubli Intan Muar in Muar.
He added that the other PPVs involved are the Dewan Jubli Intan Batu Pahat, Dewan Terbuka Taman Hajjat, Dewan Makmur Rengit, Dewan Serbaguna Sri Sulong and Dewan Orang Ramai Parit Raja in Batu Pahat; as well as Dewan Jubli Intan Pontian, Dewan Serbaguna Benut, Dewan Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, Dewan Perpat Timbul and KK Kayu Ara Pasong in Pontian.
"In Mersing, the PPVs involved are Dewan Jubli Intan Mersing and Politeknik Mersing, while in Kluang only Dewan Muafakat Simpang Renggam would allow walk-ins," he said in a statement here Saturday (Sept 4).
Of the 21 PPVs, five have started the walk-in initiative on Sept 2 and 3, six are starting on Saturday, while the remaining 10 would start the initiative between Sept 5 and Sept 13.
Vidyananthan also urged the public not to cross state borders to get to the PPVs involved in the walk-in initiative.
"The public is reminded that this initiative is to help vaccinate those aged 18 years old and above who are living in the locations involved.
"As such, the public are not encouraged to cross district borders to get to these locations.
"They could still receive their vaccines through MySejahtera. All existing PPVs in the state are actively carrying out the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program," he said.
Earlier, the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) had given updates on the latest walk-in initiatives for states, including Johor.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said those in Johor can walk in to be vaccinated at selected PPV in their districts.
Based on the the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) statistics, about 82% of the adult population in Johor have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 51.5% are fully vaccinated as of 11.59pm on Friday (Sept 3).