by S BIRRUNTHA / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
SEVERAL existing vaccination centres (PPVs) that are in operation will be used for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine to school students.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said his ministry will be announcing the list of selected PPVs on Tuesday (Sept 21).
He noted that teenagers aged 12 to 17 will be able to walk in for their Covid-19 vaccination at selected PPVs.
“Tomorrow, we will be announcing a list of PPVs in states where teenagers can walk in and receive their vaccination. This will be at PPVs that are currently still in operation.
“So right now, teenagers have two ways to get vaccinated. Either they wait to receive their appointments from school PPVs, or they can walk in at these selected PPVs,” he said at a press conference after observing the immunisation programme for students at SMK Putrajaya Precinct 8 (1) in Putrajaya today.
Khairy said the parents or guardians must accompany their children for the walk-in process for teenagers.
He added that parents or guardians of the teenager will be required to fill up the consent form at the PPV, and they need to sign it in the presence of a doctor.
He also advised teenagers not to undergo any physical activity for a week after vaccination.
Some 3.2 million teenagers in the country aged from 12 to 17 years old are expected to be involved in the immunisation programme.