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Walk-in jabs for Klang Valley senior citizens to start tomorrow

Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says this facility is only for those who have yet to receive a vaccination appointment date.

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Senior citizens aged 60 and above can walk into any vaccination centre (PPV) in the Klang Valley for their Covid-19 jabs from tomorrow onwards, minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today.

Khairy, who is in charge of the national immunisation programme (PICK), said the walk-in facility would be available for senior citizens who have yet to receive a vaccination appointment date.

“Senior citizens who turn up will be allowed to enter the PPV via a designated special lane,” he said at a joint press conference with Health Minister Dr Adham Baba.

Khairy said personnel at the PPVs would manually register the senior citizens if they had not yet registered through the MySejahtera app or the website of the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply.

PPV personnel will also note down the particulars of next-of-kin or family members who can be contacted for reminders on their second jab appointment, he added.

Khairy said senior citizens who have been given their vaccination appointments should stick to the given dates instead of walking in for jabs.

“This walk-in method is only for senior citizens who have not received their appointment dates.

“Those who have received their appointments via MySejahtera should stick to the appointed dates. I would like to assure them that they can get their first dose before Aug 1,” he added.

About 2.68 million senior citizens have received at least one dose of vaccine under Phase Two of PICK, which covers those aged 60 and above, the vulnerable group and persons with disabilities.

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