Health Ministry: Those over 60 in Selangor, KL can walk-in for Covid-19 vaccination

A senior citizen receives a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic under the Perak Medical Centre Group of Clinics in Ipoh June 15, 2021. — Picture by Farhan Najib
A senior citizen receives a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic under the Perak Medical Centre Group of Clinics in Ipoh June 15, 2021. — Picture by Farhan Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said that those who are over 60 years old in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur can now walk-in to any Covid-19 vaccination centre (PPVS) under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to get inoculated.

He also said that the initiative is a pilot project which may be expanded to other states if it is successful.

“For those above 60 years old who have yet to get vaccinated, we definitely welcome them to walk-in in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, and this will begin immediately.

“Meaning, we can already supply vaccines to the vaccination centres (PPVs) in the Klang Valley to be given to them,” he said during the question and answer session, during the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) press conference in Putrajaya.

Dr Adham had in the press conference earlier, announced the new initiative, noting that many senior citizens are still awaiting their inoculation, as reflected in the government’s data.

In the press conference, he also announced that PPVs in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor can operate vaccinations for 24 hours if they wish to do so.

“So this is an initiative to ensure that the vaccination process in Selangor, in Kuala Lumpur or in the Greater Klang Valley can be wrapped up,” he added.

Dr Adham however said that more details would be announced by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

* A previous version of this story contained an error which has since been corrected.

 

 

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