Walk-in vaccinations will be launched at selected vaccination centres (PPVs) in the Klang Valley on Aug 2, National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today.
Khairy, who is science, technology and innovation minister, said walk-in vaccinations would kick off after the Operation Surge Capacity vaccination programme in the Klang Valley ends tomorrow.
“The walk-in vaccination operation will begin according to category on Aug 2, starting with those aged above 40 and the group with comorbidities.
“On Aug 5, we will open it to all aged above 18,” he told the media after inspecting a vaccination programme for Chinese nationals in Kuala Lumpur today.
Khairy said the details of vaccination walk-in method will be announced by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) soon.
To prevent the dissemination of fake news, Khairy also reminded the public that not all PPVs will accept walk-ins.
“The CITF will announce the list of PPVs in a couple of hours, PPVs which are open (for walk-in vaccinations). Do not assume that all PPVs (in the Klang Valley) are open for walk-in,” he said.
Khairy also said WhatsApp messages claiming that some PPVs are dispensing certain types of vaccines are not true.
He said the administration of vaccines through the walk-in process would be on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the capacity of the PPV in question.
“So, we will inform the people regarding the capacity for walk-in vaccinations on any given day,” he said.
Khairy said those who turn up but are not able to be vaccinated will be given priority to receive their jabs the next day.
Walk-in vaccinations in the Klang Valley are only for those who have yet to get their appointments, who have cancelled their appointments or who have yet to register for vaccination.
“We are confident that by tomorrow 99% of the adults registered (for vaccination) in the Klang Valley will have obtained their appointments.
“It’s not to say that in August there will be no vaccination at all in the Klang Valley. There will be, of course, second-dose vaccinations but there will be first doses as well. There will be people we missed out,” he said.