Walk-in at five PPV in Klang Valley starts today

PETALING JAYA: Walk-in vaccination for Malaysians at five selected vaccination centres (PPV) in the Klang Valley will start from today to Sept 30 in an effort to optimise resources, says the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

It said following the low turnout for walk-in vaccination at PPV in the Klang Valley, it would take a “quick-win” approach to optimise resources by allowing walk-in at the five PPV – the Bangi Avenue Convention Centre, Multimedia University Cyberjaya, Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Universiti Kuala Lumpur British Malaysian Institute Gombak and the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) HCO B in Shah Alam.

“Higher learning students in the Klang Valley can also get their vaccine shots at these five PPV,” the CITF said in a statement yesterday.

It said limiting to only five PPV was in line with its strategy to optimise resources under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

It said walk-ins in other states would continue and the public was advised to follow announcements by the respective state Health Department on the latest information concerning the walk-in initiative.

“CITF will hold further discussions with the Health Ministry for the involvement of ProtectHealth Corp Sdn Bhd on the initiative, focusing on expanding it for the Malaysian adult population at general practitioner clinics around the Klang Valley. ProtectHealth is expected to begin offering walk-in at selected GPs on Oct 1,” it said.

As of Sept 15, CITF said there were 13 PPV still operating in the Klang Valley, while 38 non-medical PPV had closed since Sept 14.

The PPV closure was made after the CITF studied the population in the Klang Valley who had not been vaccinated and low attendance at the PPV.

Meanwhile, individuals who received their first dose at a PPV that has closed in Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selangor can get their second dose via walk-ins at Klinik SP Care Antara Gapi in Hulu Selangor.

Those in Kuala Selangor can get their second dose at the Poliklinik Medi Ihsan (No 9-G, Jalan Gaya Merak 1, Taman Gaya Merak, 45700 Bukit Rotan) and at Poliklinik Medi Ihsan (No 7-1, Jalan Makmur 1, Taman Makmur, 45500 Tanjung Karang).

For details, visit www.vaksincovid.gov.my or call 1800-888-828.

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