By S BIRRUNTHA / Pic by HUSSEIN SHAHARUDDIN
Five selected vaccination centres (PPVs) in the Klang Valley are allowed to implement walk-in vaccination initiatives for Malaysians starting from tomorrow until Sept 30, according to the Covid-19 Immunisation Special Task Force (CITF).
The PPVs were namely, Bangi Avenue Convention Centre (BACC), Bangi; Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya; Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil; Universiti Kuala Lumpur British Malaysian Institute (UniKL British BMI), Gombak and Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) HCO B, Shah Alam.
CITF said students from institutions of higher learning around the Klang Valley could also get vaccinated at the five PPVs.
“This ‘quick-win’ approach is taken to optimise resources due to the low number of attendees to get vaccinations by walk-in at PPVs around the Klang Valley.
“The limit to opening just five PPVs was in line with the team’s strategy to optimise resources for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP),” it noted in a statement today.
However, CITF said the walk-ins in other states will still continue and the public is advised to follow the announcements made by their respective State Health Departments for the latest information on the initiative.
It also added that ProtectHealth Corp Bhd (ProtectHealth) is expected to start offering selected private medical clinic services for walk-in citizens from Oct 1.
“CITF will hold further discussions with the Ministry of Health (MoH) for ProtectHealth’s involvement in this walk-in initiative.
“Discussions will focus on disseminating walk-in initiatives for the adult population at private general medical practitioner’s clinics in the Klang Valley,” the task force said.
Meanwhile, CITF also said individuals who have received the first dose at PPV that have been closed in Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selangor can get their second dose by walk-in at the SP Care Clinic Antara Gapi, Serendah and Medi Ihsan Polyclinic in Bukit Rotan or Tanjung Karang .
For the record, a total of 38 non-health PPVs have been closed in the Klang Valley so far while another 13 are still operating.
The closure of the PPVs was made after CITF examined the data on the rate of Klang Valley population who have not been vaccinated and the low attendance rate in the PPVs.