The Covid-19 walk-in vaccination programme in the Klang Valley will end after Sept 15, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Dr Adham Baba said today.
He said the decision was made after taking into account the small percentage of eligible vaccine recipients who have yet to get their Covid-19 jabs as well as the low presence reported at vaccination centres.
He said starting Sept 16, Klang Valley residents who have yet to be vaccinated can get their Covid-19 jabs at selected health clinics which will be announced later.
“The walk-in vaccination programme will still continue in the states. The public is advised to follow the latest updates from their state health departments regarding the walk-in programme,” he said at a press conference at the handover ceremony between him and Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
Adham said as of yesterday, 69.9% of the adult population in the country had completed their Covid-19 vaccination.
The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme aims to inoculate 80% of the country’s adult population by the end of the year.
“Alhamdulillah, now we are on the right track and vaccination has reached a commendable rate,” he said, adding that on Sept 2, Malaysia’s Covid-19 coverage had surpassed that of the US for at least one dose.
He said as many more Malaysians had received their Covid-19 jabs, the vaccination rate had also declined, which was a good sign.
“We need to expect a decrease in the country’s vaccination rate in the coming weeks,” he added.